would this be legal

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by beastmode986, May 25, 2012.

  1. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    Would i be legal to open carry a pellet/bb pistol in Illinois? The reason im asking is because theres a field i shoot my pellet guns/bbguns at near my house that i walk to. I haven't had problems walking with my air rifles but i just want to be sure.
     
  2. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I would call the local police station and ask them. If they think it is against the law, they will probably detain you even if it is not. If they tell you it is ok get the officers name that you speak with to tell the stooges that stop you for carrying a bb gun.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Good advice from Ricky. Illinois law prohibits persons under age 13 from possessing except with your parents present, on your home turf, etc, BUT there can also be local ordinances that are more restrictive. You also need to pay attention that you are shooting in a legal manner- not across a road, not towards a house- and that land belongs to someone- do you have their OK?

    Here is the Illinois State law: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilc...rName=CRIMINAL+OFFENSES&ActName=Air+Rifle+Act
     
  4. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    I'm in Illinois and it will vary by municipality. The little town I grew up in, 2500 pop, we would ride our bikes with our BB guns strapped over our backs. This was in the 80s.

    Now a kid can't shoot a BB gun in the city limits. Not even in their own backyard. Makes no sense to me.
     
  5. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    its a public field. its pretty big to. I have shot potato guns and air rifles there and neighbors didnt care. i think its around 100+yards long and 100=yards wide.
     
  6. nukinfuts29

    nukinfuts29 New Member

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    The answer it is you are in IL, they don't like guns, and what is and is not legal rarely matters.
     
  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Personally, I wouldn't do it. If it looks like a real gun you can get into more trouble than you bargained for.
     
  8. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    I presume that you are under the age of 18?

    You must be very, very careful. Don't try to be hiding your air rifle/BB gun when you are walking there and home. If you get caught by the wrong cop on a bad day it can ruin your life. As a parent I would accompany you to another property as a chaperone. I would also be shooting with you.