Georgia ccw traveling to illinois

This is a discussion on Georgia ccw traveling to illinois within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; To the OP....your post was intended as a joke. Right? You actually believe you can OC in the Peoples Republic of Illinois? If so, you ...

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    To the OP....your post was intended as a joke. Right?

    You actually believe you can OC in the Peoples Republic of Illinois? If so, you have a nice jail cell awaiting you.

    My wife is from IL and when we go there, my firearm has to be unloaded and out of sight for the duration of the visit there. Not a gun friendly state, at all. Rivals New Jersey in restriction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kentuckycarry View Post
    Yeah I live between Monkeys Eyebrow and Possum Trot..(No joke ya'll)
    Great names, I live near Rabbit Hash, KY.
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    I've lived in Illinois all my life. You can place the firearm in a case, designed for that purpose, with the loaded clip or loose shells as stated previously so long as the weapon is not loaded and the loaded clip is not inserted in it. You can carry a firearm uncased in a vehicle if it's disassembled. Having said that let me say this. The state police in this state do not like to find a gun legally cased with a loaded clip or enough rounds to load it within that case. They also do not like to find that legally cased firearm within your easy reach. It will, most of the time, subject you to a bunch of questions and some heightened scrutiny that ain't gonna make for a happy trip. It's about 95 here today with enough humidity to wet a washcloth in a light breeze. How long would you like to stand on the side of an interstate while the state police here decide they like you again? Do not carry any firearm within any city or, even if in an extremely rural area and actively hunting, within 100 yards of a public right of way unless it is unloaded and cased. Even your bow is required to be rendered incapable of launching an arrow via lock, tie wrap, etc if not cased within that 100 yards. In short, just before the Illinois line put your gun(s) in a case and out of your reach and put the ammunition in a separate compartment [not the glove compartment or console] and don't go anywhere you might need it.
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    +1 more on what they said

    don't keep it in sight, or reach, or loaded...it's crazy here

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxersixxer View Post
    Hello... ive searched around and cant really find a answer to my problem. I have a ccw permit from the state of georgia and im going to illinois for the 4th of july weekend and id like to bring my XDm40. problem as yall may know is illinois does not honor our states permit. Now ive been told that illinois is a open carry state and ive see all sorts of different stuff on it yet not really sure about the laws.. depending on which articale i read depends on the info im told.. alot say different things.. so can i open carry wth my ccw in illinois.. or is it just best to keep it at the house for the weekend trip.. i am not going to chicago or any where around it as ive been told that area has different laws..

    i have been to opencarry.org btw and that confused me more lol... these laws apply north of this highway, and this set of laws apply south of this highway and .. a whole nother set for the north east corner... wth...
    Illinois is not an open carry state and is the only state besides Wisconsin that does not have a conncealed carry statute. Your carry permit, License or Endorsement from your state or any other will not be honored in what I now refer to as the Republic of Illinois.

    Wile traveling, guns must be unloaded and locked an a secure case. Ammunition must be also secured separately from the weapon in a locked secure case.

    The weapons are to be transported in a separate compartment from the driver. This usually means the trunk of a car. Legal issues can happen in cases where one is driving an SUV or a Van where there is no trunk.

    If you are pulled over by a state trooper, I suggest you do the following:

    1. Do not exit the vehicle.
    2. Cross your hands over the top of the steering wheel so they can clearly be seen by the LEO and his camera.
    3. When the trooper or LEO addresses you explain that you are peacefully transporting firearms and ammunition in locked cases and in a separate compartment from your passenger compartment.
    4. Ask to show the LEO your carry permit as well as any other information he will ask for including drivers license, registration and and a current auto insurance certificate.
    5. If the LEO asks to inspect your vehicle, It would probably be in your best interest to allow a search so you can be on your way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transam396 View Post
    Not trying to sound like a internet smart a#$, what exactly is that we have here in GA cause I just re read the carry law and it allows for concealed carry. is there a different term that we should use or what?

    Not trying to be a smart butt just trying to stay informed
    the proper terminology would be georgia firearms license, or "gfl" for short. its not a ccw, ccp, cpl, or any of the other concealed only permits ive heard it called.

    i wasnt trying to be smart either, i apologize if it sounded that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGP250 View Post
    Illinois is not an open carry state and is the only state besides Wisconsin that does not have a conncealed carry statute. Your carry permit, License or Endorsement from your state or any other will not be honored in what I now refer to as the Republic of Illinois.

    Wile traveling, guns must be unloaded and locked an a secure case. Ammunition must be also secured separately from the weapon in a locked secure case.

    The weapons are to be transported in a separate compartment from the driver. This usually means the trunk of a car. Legal issues can happen in cases where one is driving an SUV or a Van where there is no trunk.

    If you are pulled over by a state trooper, I suggest you do the following:

    1. Do not exit the vehicle.
    2. Cross your hands over the top of the steering wheel so they can clearly be seen by the LEO and his camera.
    3. When the trooper or LEO addresses you explain that you are peacefully transporting firearms and ammunition in locked cases and in a separate compartment from your passenger compartment.
    4. Ask to show the LEO your carry permit as well as any other information he will ask for including drivers license, registration and and a current auto insurance certificate.
    5. If the LEO asks to inspect your vehicle, It would probably be in your best interest to allow a search so you can be on your way.

    Happy Trails,

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    The ammo does not have to be stored seperate from the gun...The containor does not have to be locked, only snapped or zipped. Also it can sit in the seat next to you.
    I think this post is just "recommendations". It's not the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalexplr View Post
    I hate when I have to travel through Illinois. I hope our Illinois bretheren are successful with getting ccw through the legislature. It is looking better and better. The morons in Cook County are the real problem. They seem to think the rest of the state is as stupid as they are.
    I couldn't have said it better.

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    Illinois will confiscate your weapon and it's next to impossible to get it back. The state is run by Mayor Daley and the Chicago crowd. Grew up in Southern Illinois. I can physically feel the oppression come over me as I cross into state to travel home to visit family.
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    My understanding is that open carry is not illegal in unincorporated areas of Illinois; the state has no law against it. If you're in a city (or other incorporated area), you have to know the laws there. It's a patchwork arrangement. Most Illinois police are not used to seeing anybody open carry, so expect to be hasseled / arressted if you try it. Concealed carry is definitely illegal statewide.

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    I was born in Illinois and am ashamed of what it has become. I made a trip back several months ago and carried in Texas, OK, and MO. I had to unload and store before going into Ill. What a bunch of $##@#.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxersixxer View Post
    ok thanks... thats all i needed to know...
    And there we have it.


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