Hi all, First off I realize no one here wants to play lawyer and I understand that, I just need some help with those of you who are familiar with Illinois laws (non Chicago area). So here's the deal. I go to university in Illinois (live off campus) but am a resident of Colorado. My father is a big time hunter and I have been around / handled guns all my life. My father handed down to me a Springfield 45 ACP that I would like to keep in my nightstand. I do not want to cc, I just want something in the house. Here is the kicker. I am 20, and I understand that if I have a parent sign with me I can legally be in possession of a handgun with a FOID card. But, can I get an FOID card as a non resident? If not I was planning on getting residence there anyway so no big deal. Second, I am flying home and will not be able to take the gun with me, but understand that it can be sent from one gunsmith to another. However once again I am not 21, but I would not be purchasing a gun from the gunsmith, only picking up my gun with my FOID card. My two questions I guess are can I get a card as a non resident, and how do I get the gun back to Illinois? Thanks again for any and all help.