Traveling through Illinois

Discussion in 'Illinois Gun Forum' started by jtivat, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. jtivat

    jtivat New Member

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    Hi I will be traveling through Illinois and would like to take my Hand gun. I have a Michigan CPL and know that I must place the firearm in a locked container in the back of the vehicle separate from the ammo. I am also staying at a hotel in Lincoln over night can I take the firearm in the hotel and have it loaded there? Also anything else I might need to know?

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  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Yes, you can bring your firearm into the hotel room, as that is your "residence" for that night. You are right to keep the firearm in a locked case and in the trunk, back of the vehicle while you travel through Illinois. I highly suggest obeying the speed limit and other traffic rules and not get stopped. LOL

    And even though you have a Michigan CPL, you still can't carry in Illinois.
     

  3. jtivat

    jtivat New Member

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    Thanks yes I know I can't carry. Based on your not getting pulled over comment, will I have an issue with the gun if I do?
     
  4. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    Don't volunteer the information. Unless you are suspicious in some other way it is unlikely that your vehicle would be searched. I have been pulled over literally dozens of times (damn being born with a lead foot) and I have never been searched.
     
  5. jtivat

    jtivat New Member

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    Cool thanks should not be a problem will be with the wife and two little kids.
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    You will not have an issue with the gun if it is being transported properly.

    And I agree, don't volunteer the information.
     
  7. mybigguns

    mybigguns New Member

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    It does not need to be locked in the trunk.
    You can legally carry it in the console of a vehicle that can snap shut, as long as it is unloaded.
     
  8. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Here is the link to the document the Illinois State Police produced to answer questions about transporting firearms in Illinois. As someone who lives 2 miles from the border and is in IL nearly as much as IA, I keep a copy with me at all times.

    http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/1-154.pdf
     
  9. KJG67

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  10. jtivat

    jtivat New Member

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    Guys I am going through your state again tomorrow night and have heard I can now carry my gun (I have a MI CPL) as long as I am in the car? Is this true? Also I want to take extra handguns do they still need to be unloaded and in a case?

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  11. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Straight from the Illinois State Police website...

     
  12. jtivat

    jtivat New Member

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    Thanks do I need to disclose if pulled over?
     
  13. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I don't think so, but don't take my word for it. Check out the ISP website under firearms.

    http://www.isp.state.il.us
     
  14. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    You did say those are rules for entering Illinois? It sounds more like the rules for crossing into North Korea. :eek:
     
  15. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Unfortunately,OP, you may have to drive through

    Illinois.

    I'll never set foot in that state. I guess as long as the

    a$$holes there don't miss all the tourist trade, they

    can be as repressive as they want. Better they have those

    crappy laws there, than where we live and travel...
     
  16. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I live three miles from the border, and most of my family lives in Illinois. I have to deal with it pretty much every day. :mad:
     
  17. GTX63

    GTX63 New Member

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    Yes but 3 miles makes all the difference in the world, ie Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky.
     
  18. Junglebob

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    No need to notify unless asked. However after a traffic accident when I called 911, I didn't notify and after giving the LEO my proof of insurance and DL he came back and asked to see my CC license. Didn't even ask if I was carrying, which I was, or where it was. Next time I'll just hand him my DL and CC license since he'll find out anyway.
     
  19. byxlaw

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    Yep. Things improved here a bit in the last 4 years... :)
     
  20. Rex in OTZ

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    Id think when they scan your licence plate* the fact that you are a CCW holder will flag on their check.

    As far back as 2007 readers were implimented, they can and do mis-scan and read a false positive.
    The Tiny Mistake With a Cop’s License Plate Reader That Almost Left an Innocent Man on the Bad End of a Cop's Gun.**

    https://www.google.com/amp/amp.dail...rom-concealed-carriers-during-a-traffic-stop/

    https://www.expertlaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=176335

    http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?153698-Does-yor-CCW-license-show-up-on-DMV-info

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rt.com/document/100000000000001000270055/amp

    **
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.theb...ft-an-innocent-man-on-the-bad-end-of-gun/amp/

    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTEUa3f2f3A[/ame]

    * Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR)*