Im an illinois resident going down to new orleans to do some scuba diving. I dont really want a hand gun. I was looking more of the lines of a long barrel gun. I really hate illinoisReally we need a little more detail. Are you an Illinois resident? Then no. That would be an intestate sale of a handgun. Are you an Arkansas resident, but plan to move soon? No problem, but you'll have to abide Illinois laws when you get there.