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Illinois gun question?

Asked by skabeep (914 points ) November 13th, 2008 from iPhone

I live in little rock, Arkansas, where I have a lisence to carry concealed firearms. In January I’m visiting a friend in Chicago. Will my permit be honored or is there something else I must do?

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jholler's avatar

no. I’m also an Arkansas ccw holder, but not only does Illinois not recognize our permits, but handguns are still verboten in Chicago I believe. The NRA has sued claiming DC v Heller as precedent, but Mayor Daly is fighting it hard. In Chicago, you’re either going to be a criminal or a potential victim.

skabeep's avatar

thanks that’s just what I needed. I tried to look at Illinois law and couldn’t make sense of it

charliecompany34's avatar

in chicago, the only people allowed to carry concealed weapons are police and sheriffs. you’ll get arrested first. questions later.

skabeep's avatar

is there a legal way for me to travel through with it? like unloaded and clip seperate or something in my trunk

buster's avatar

I would carry some targets, earplugs, and eye protection with me to as well to make myself look like a recreational shooter.

charliecompany34's avatar

depends on what you plan on doing while in the city of a president.

jholler's avatar

I would call or email the Illinois State Police and just ask.

kelly's avatar

agree with Buster. carry some targets, etc. put your cleaned gun in case with trigger lock , unloaded with ammo in a separate box and put it in your trunk. jot down your serial number and make, model if for some reason it gets confiscated, carrying a copy of bill of sale may not be unreasonable.

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