Moving to Illinois from Tennessee

Discussion in 'Illinois Gun Forum' started by Ray384, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Ray384

    Ray384 New Member

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    My wife and I will be moving to O'Fallon this summer. We are in our 70’s and want to live near our family.

    I have read up on the FOID card, but where I am confused is what is allowed in Illinois as far as firearms. I will be thinning out the herd before the move.

    What I am concerned about are my 10/22’s with the folding stocks and the 25 round magazines. As far as pistols, a 22/45 Ruger and a .380 pistol. I know my present carry permit will be void. I have some air guns, a couple of air pistols both .177. In the air rifles I have a .177 and a .22.

    Any info would be appreciated.

    Ray
     
  2. blackxpress

    blackxpress New Member

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    Here's some info for you. As one who spent 10 years in Tennessee and now lives in Ohio. Don't do it!!!
     

  3. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    I will pray for you. The support of your loved ones will ease the pain. But you are in for some serious culture shock.
     
  4. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Stay well south of I-80 and culture will not be the problem, but the gun laws created by the Northern IL dominated legislature are a PITA.
     
  5. Balota

    Balota ... but I used to play keyboards.

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    Your current permit will allow you to carry in your vehicle. But you will need to spend a bit of money to get the Illinois permit. As I recall, there are 16 hours of training and a shooting qualification required. License can be purchased after that for 5 or 10 year period. Renewal requires a few hours refresher training and requalification.

    Sent from my XT907 using Firearms Talk mobile app
     
  6. aandabooks

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    The guns you listed won't be a problem. Why not slide a little west and move to Missouri and visit in IL?
     
  7. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I couldn't agree more. Tennessee is ranked as one of the most free states in the union, and Illinois ranks at the very bottom. Illinois taxes are horrible compared to much of the rest of the country, and they are certain to get worse considering their enormous debt.

    Do yourself a big favor and move to Missouri.
     
  8. Ray384

    Ray384 New Member

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    Although I understand the advice to move to MO. We will be moving to IL. I appreciate the info concerning my guns. Since we will be living with my daughter and son in law, I am adjusting my interests.

    I will be doing air and Rimfire. As long as I can shoot something I will be happy. I was afraid that the guns would have to be registered when moving to IL. Better be careful, I might give them an idea.
     
  9. aandabooks

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    We have everything in Il up to NFA items. There are some around but I believe they are grandfathered in. I have never had the budget to seriously persue those types of toys. If you can find them you can have 100 round mags for ARs and your 10/22. We don't have mag limits.
     
  10. CGS

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    You have something like 60-120 day grace period from the time you move into Illinois until you need your foid card. I believe the law reds you have 30-60 days to get your new drivers license, and you have another 30-60 days from the time you get your DL to get your FOID.

    With your out of state license you may carry in your vehicle I THINK. I only say I THINK because if you are moving to IL, you are no longer a resident of TN, so then is your TN carry license valid anymore? I don't know. I would suggest against carrying the moment you get your Illinois driver's license or sooner, until you get your IL carry conceal license.


    As for the guns you listed they should not be a problem. The bans are typically done on a municipal level and not on the state level. the only state ban I am aware of is the melting point ban for cheap zinc firearms.


    I would encourage your daughter to move to you rather than you moving to her. It sucks here in Chiraq, Madiganistan (Chicago, Illinois). You'll learn those references real quick!
     
  11. Shade

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    I get it, my Mom lives with my sister and BIL.

    There is no registration issues for firearms in Illinois, at least as of yet...
    You do need a FOID.

    First question, does either your Daughter and SIL have a FOID? If they do not
    I strongly urge that they do since their will be firearms in the home, also your
    wife should have one. In case the weird chance you are not home and your
    guns are unless they are all locked in a safe an over zealous cop could
    confiscate them. If they do have a FOID, things are better. You need a FOID
    to possess, transport and purchase firearms or ammo. If you move in and
    while you are waiting for your FOID your Daughter can possess the firearms
    and you are legal. If you go shooting you have to have someone with a FOID
    with you. You can shoot without a FOID but the FOID holder has to be with
    you and in the "immediate vicinity" while you are shooting.
     
  12. gr8oldguy

    gr8oldguy New Member

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    You're better off moving to Missouri. You'd still be close to O'Fallon without having to put up with the politics of Illinois. good luck
     
  13. CGS

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    Everything you said is accurate, but there is a 90-120 day grace period for new residents to get their FOID. You have 30-60 days to get your DL and you have another 30-60 days from that point to get your FOID. I am not a lawyer.
     
  14. JW357

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    Sometimes life intervenes and we are forced to make decisions we otherwise wouldn't.

    I wish you the best of luck. From the above comments, it sounds like IL's crazy gun laws won't actually interfere too much in your lifestyle.
     
  15. rn-cindy

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    I just cant believe all that FOID crap...And all the crap that goes along with it....Your 2A rights have clearly been sh*t on......Why dosent sombody from your state drag their a$$ into court...? Has the NRA/ILA left you for dead...? Sorry for the rant...and poking my nose in a thread i have no business...Just unbelievable....
     
  16. Shade

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    yeah it sucks but it is still better than having to register your guns...

    Plus it is $10 for ten years...
     
  17. SSGN_Doc

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    After you get the firearm thing figured out, you can get into trapping and fishing still. Seems most of that is still pretty good there.
     
  18. Buckethead47

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    you are so south of chicago that you will not really have to worry about most of the strict gun laws. chicago and their twisted politicians ruin the rest of the state.
     
  19. CGS

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    Never know, there are TWO registration bills in the house as we speak.
     
  20. Shade

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    Yes, but I doubt they will even get a vote,
    they are cannon fodder to keep us busy.

    bastards...