Ill. Supreme Court Rules permitted non-residents can transport firearms.

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  1. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    This is very good news out of Illinois.


    The Associated Press
    Posted Apr 07, 2011 @ 04:56 PM



    SPRINGFIELD —
    The Illinois Supreme Court says people permitted to carry guns in other states may transport them here without an Illinois license.

    The court ruled unanimously Thursday in the case of an Indiana resident who was arrested in May 2005 with a gun in a closed backseat armrest of his car.

    Leonard Holmes was charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of weapon because he lacked a Firearm Owners Identification card and didn't have the gun in a case.

    Holmes had a permit to carry a concealed firearm in Indiana, and the court held that Illinois law does not require a FOID card too. It also ruled the armrest served as a case.

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    The case is People v. Holmes.

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  2. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    How the hell did that ruling come out of Illinois? :eek::confused:


    Don't get me wrong I think it's great news, ;) but from Illinois? Shocked! :eek:
     

  3. JonM

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    im surprised they didnt behead the guy for daring to refuse to submit to criminals by having a ccw and firearm. how dare he do such a thing.
     
  4. 556plinker

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    I'm guessing he was arrested because it was improperly tranported. How they got to that level of a charge is beyond me. If you can legally own a firearm you can transport and use it..ie. (hunting) in Illinois. The fact that they are honoring recoprocity when no such law (ccw) exists is astonishing.
     
  5. pandamonium

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  6. collegekid20

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    wow, great ruling, goes to show how messed up the Chicago courts are that they can't even read and interpret their own laws. That provision is clearly stated and somehow they screwed that up. Way to go Illinois Supreme Court
     
  7. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    :eek: Amazing. High five to the High Dudes!
     
  8. eaglesnester

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    gun charge

    it just amazes me that he was charged in the first place, does Ill. not know about the 2nd amendment?
     
  9. therewolf

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    The police were trying to open a can of Leonard Holme's money.

    Not surprising, at least to me.
     
  10. 556plinker

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    The "ARM REST" served as a case....remember that but don't use the arm rest as a case. Same thing goes for the glove box, even if it locks. If the gun is cased and unloaded(ammo seperately) you should be fine. I spent 27 years in that eastern bloc state and that ruling is very surprising. I doubt that I would have been granted that type of judicial sympathy.
     
  11. clip11

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    I almost fell out of my computer chair when I saw that...
     
  12. therewolf

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    So these SC judges are in closed chambers, does the conversation
    go something like this:

    SCJ#1" Well, we have to come up with a decision-(takes a hit on a joint, passes

    it) that like, yanno, not only shows we were awake in college, but like,

    makes it apparent that we actually know what the 2nd Amendment is."

    SCJ#2 "This appointment sucks! (hit) I want a position in government which

    pisses away billions of dollars of taypayer's money every time we pass a bill,

    like normal politicians."

    SCJ#3 "ACK,ACK!- EEK,EEK!-TOOKIE TOOKIE!"


    ...




    So they allow people to transport a gun in cars. I'm waiting to be impressed.
     
  13. Durangokid

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    So what does all this mean? If you have CCL in your home state and you are passing thru Ill. What will be allowed? What will be legal? How must you transport your firearm? Can you use your handgun while in Ill?:confused:
     
  14. therewolf

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    Illinois is one place I wouldn't mess with.

    I'd lock up ammo and guns separate, keep them in the trunk, and stay on the Interstate till I'm in a

    more tolerant state. Then I'll stop, have lunch, do my sportsfishing and

    hunting and spend all my money in the area which will welcome me and my

    recreation spending.