ILLINOIS GUN LAWS

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Illinois gun laws require residents  to have a valid Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card to possess a firearm or ammunition. There is a waiting period of 72 hours after buying a handgun to take possession of it. Concealed carry licenses are issued by the state police to applicants who have passed a 16 hour training course and are at least 21 years old. Non-resident permits are available for residents of four states, AR, MS, TX, VA and Non-residents are also exempt from having a FOID card if they possess a valid CCW permit from their home state.

Illinois CCW Quick Facts

Carry In Vehicle SEE DETAILS
Must Notify Officer NO
Carry In State Parks SEE DETAILS
No Weapons Signs Enforced YES
Open Carry Permitted NO
Carry In Restaurants SEE DETAILS
Constitutional Carry NO

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Illinois CCW license recognition

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How Reciprocity Works In Illinois

Illinois will not honor any other states concealed carry permits. They will however issue non-resident concealed carry licenses to residents of four states;

  • Arkansas
  • Mississippi
  • Texas
  • Virginia

These states have been assessed as having substantially similar firearms laws to Illinois laws. This list is being continually updated as more states are identified as having similar CCW laws to Illinois.

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Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin

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Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin

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Illinois Gun Policy

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CCW License Overview
Concealed carry licenses are issued by the Illinois State Police on a "Shall Issue" policy. However, Illinois differs from other states in that they still give law enforcement the right to object to a CCW license being issued if they think the applicant is a danger to public safety or themselves. If the police do object then the case is heard by the Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board who will make the final decision if a license is issued. The applicant is notified by mail of the boards decision.

Another way Illinois differs from other states is that applicants will require a FOID card before they make the application. The FOID card is needed in Illinois to purchase and possess firearms.

Non-Resident Licenses
Illinois currently only grants non-resident CCW licenses to residents of states that have substantially similar concealed carry laws to those in Illinois. There are only four states on this list, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Virginia. Residents from other states are however allowed to travel through Illinois if they have a valid CCW license from their home state.
Handgun Training
A 16 hour firearms training course by a state approved instructor is required for all new CCCW license applications. The course consists of;
  1. Firearms Safety
  2. Principles of marksmanship
  3. Cleaning and loading of firearm
  4. State and federal laws on firearms
  5. Handling a firearm - Range training with minimum of 30 rounds. You will need to fire 10 rounds from 5 yards, then 7 yards and then 10 yards.
A full list of instructors can be obtained from the state website.

Exemptions
Members of the military and persons who have completed a firearms training course in other states that has been approved by Illinois can obtain a credit of 8 hours of the required 16 hour course.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 21 years old
  • You have a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card (FOID)
  • You have not been convicted or found guilty of a misdemeanor involving the threat of physical force or violence to any person within the past 5 years
  • You do not have 2 or more violations related to driving while under the influence of alcohol, other drugs, intoxicating compounds within the past 5 years
  • You are not subject to a pending arrest warrant, prosecution or proceeding for an offense or action that could lead to disqualification to own or possess a firearm
  • You have not been in a residential or court-ordered treatment for alcoholism, alcohol detoxification, or drug treatment within the past 5 years
  • Federal law requirements

A FOID Card will be required to purchase a firearm or ammunition

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FOID Card

Firearm Owners Identification Card

All Illinois residents that possess or purchase a firearm or ammunition within the state must have in their possession a valid Firearm Owners Identification card (FOID) issued in their name.
Learn More
We have a separate page giving step by step directions on how to obtain a FOID card, appealing decisions, fees, renewals and more.

Illinois Concealed Handgun Forms

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Illinois: Places Off-Limits for CCW

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Places Off-Limits In Illinois

  • Public or private elementary or secondary school.
  • Pre-school or child care facility
  • Any building, parking area, or portion of a building under the control of an officer of the executive or legislative branch of government
  • Circuit court, appellate court, or the Supreme Court
  • Any building or portion of a building under the control of a unit of local government
  • Adult or juvenile detention or correctional institution, prison, or jail
  • Public or private hospital or hospital affiliate, mental health facility, or nursing home
  • Public bus, train, or form of transportation paid for with public funds
  • Establishment that serves alcohol on its premises, if more than 50% of the establishment’s gross receipts within the prior 3 months is from the sale of alcohol
  • Any public gathering or special event conducted on property open to the public
  • Any building or real property that has been issued a Special Event Retailer’s license
  • Public playground
  • Public park, athletic area, or athletic facility
  • Property under the control of the Cook County Forest Preserve District
  • Any building, classroom, laboratory, medical clinic, hospital, artistic venue, athletic venue, entertainment venue, officially recognized university-related organization property, including parking areas, sidewalks, and common areas under the control of a public or private community college, or university
  • Gaming facility licensed under the Riverboat Gambling Act or the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975, including an inter-track wagering location
  • Any stadium, arena, or the real property or parking area under the control of a stadium, arena, or any collegiate or professional sporting event
  • Public library
  • Airport
  • Amusement park
  • Zoo or museum
  • Any street, driveway, parking area, property, building, or facility, owned, leased, controlled, or used by a nuclear energy, storage, weapons, or development site or facility regulated by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Places Allowed In Illinois

  • State parks – see details
  • State and national forests
  • Vehicle – see details
  • All areas of the state not listed as Off-Limits

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled in February 2018 that the ban on carry near a public park is unconstitutional.

430 ILCS 66/65 - Off limits

History Of Illinois Gun Laws

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Learn The History of Illinois Gun Laws

1949

Illinois passed a law banning concealed carry of firearms in 1949.

1962

The 1949 law is revised and now bans the practice of concealed carry and open carry. Some counties were permitted to pass local laws to allow open carry but concealed carry was still banned in these counties.

1968

A further law was passed in 1968 requiring residents to have a FOID card to purchase or possess firearms or ammunition.

2012

Federal Court of Appeal rules in Moore v. Madigan that the Illinois ban on concealed carry is unconstitutional. The Federal court imposed a deadline of 180 days for the Illinois government to pass new laws reversing the 60 year ban on concealed carry. An extension of 30 days was later granted.

2013

This was then backed up by another case, on September 12, 2013 when the Illinois Supreme Court rules in People v. Aguilar that the state’s law “Aggravated Use Of A Weapon” banning concealed carry is unconstitutional.

2018

February 2018, see's the Illinois Supreme court rule that the ban on concealed carry near public parks is unconstitutional

Illinois Gun Sales & Preemption

Gun Sales

Illinois has a waiting period after purchasing a firearm before the purchaser can take possession of the weapon. The waiting period is 72 hours for a handgun and 24 hours for a shotgun or rifle. The purchaser must also have a FOID card issued by the State Police to purchase any firearm or ammunition.

Sales made by a Federal Firearms License holder require the seller to verify the FOID card via an automated dial up system (Firearm Transfer Inquiry Program) run by the state police. The same checks will also need to be done for any sales at a gun show.

Private Gun Sales

If a firearm is being sold privately then by law the seller must verify the purchasers FOID card and also keep a record of any sale for a period of 10 years. To verify the purchasers FOID card the seller must contact the state police and receive a transfer approval number via a phone call or web site.

Preemption

There is state preemption for all gun laws in Illinois. All prior restrictions made by local authorities relating to handguns are now rescinded. Local authorities cannot pass any new laws for handguns or long guns. However, laws relating to long guns that were in effect before the new gun laws came into effect in 2013 are still legally enforced.

430 ILCS 66 Section 90

Illinois Concealed Carry Laws

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Illinois Gun Laws To Know

NO - Must Inform Officer

There is nothing in Illinois gun laws that state you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business. You are legally required to carry the permit/license at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun. If an officer requests to see the license then you must hand it over.

The Law
430 ILCS 66/10

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Illinois gun laws give the force of law to “No Weapons” signs. There are legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs.

GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons" sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.

The Law
430 ILCS 66/70
430 ILCS 66 Section 65(d)
1231.150 Administrative Rules

YES/NO

It is illegal to carry a loaded handgun in a vehicle without a permit/license. The statute does not apply however to the transportation of firearms that are:
1) broken down in a non-functioning state;
2) not immediately accessible; or
3) unloaded and enclosed in a case, firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other container by a person with a currently valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card.

A person who is issued a valid concealed carry license is permitted to keep or carry a loaded or unloaded concealed handgun on or about his or her person within a vehicle.

There is another separate law for Non-Residents
A non-resident may transport a loaded concealed handgun in a vehicle if they have a valid CCW permit in their home state. They cannot under any circumstances remove the firearm from the vehicle. If they need to exit the vehicle they must lock it or place the firearm in a locked container.

The Law
430 ILCS 66/40

NO - with or Without a permit

Open carrying a handgun on your person or in a vehicle with or without a license in Illinois is illegal. Even if you have a concealed permit you still cannot legally open carry.

The handgun must be concealed from view of the public.

YES

In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol

Yes, unless the bar is posted. If a bar gets more than 50% of their income from selling alcohol then you cannot carry a firearm there.

YES

It is legal to carry in the following areas;

State Parks:    YES
State/National Forests:    YES (not in posted buildings)
State Wildlife Management Areas:    YES (not in posted buildings)
State Refuge or Nature Preserves:   NO
Road Side Rest Areas:   NO

IDNR Frequently Asked Questions

"Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
(Art. I, 22)
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Illinois Off-Limit Statutes

Other Illinois CCW Statutes

For information on other states handgun laws please go back to the state laws page and select the state you are interested in.

Illinois CCW FAQ's

Frequently asked questions on illinois gun laws

For information on other states handgun laws please go back to the state laws page and select the state you are interested in.

Illinois CCW Contact

Illinois State Police

Hours


Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Contact


Address 801 South 7th Street

CitySpringfield, Il62703

Phone (217) 782-7980

 

Updates & Data Sources

Important

The information contained on this page is not legal advice but is merely a starting point for your own research. It is up to you to decide what the best course of action is for your circumstances. We are not lawyers, if you'd like individualized legal advice, we'd be happy to refer you to some law practices with known firearm specializations. It is crucial that you understand the law before you carry a firearm. Also, remember that just because a statute may clearly say one thing or another, that doesn't mean all members of law enforcement know it. That also goes for lawyers and even judges too.

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Ed polivka

If you have a concealed license can you carry it while deer hunting with a bow on private property.The dnr book states no side arms while deer hunting with a bow.does concealed carry supercede that rule several wild dog packs have been seen where a friend of mine hunts chasing deer.Could be dangerous while walking in or out of a hunting area

kevin
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kevin

where can I check for local gun laws

Zeke Ezekiel
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Zeke Ezekiel

State Of Illinois i just got a phone call after using my Son car i had my gun on me also but in up leaving it up in the car. my Son needed the car, me not thinking about because i ban in self-defense class also, they just informed me that he was stop by the Sauk Village police in took it my gun in lock him up, by the way they also some officer also took my brother identification from cook county jail that i just received. this was hazel crest police that did that. what do i do… Read more »

Stephen Boynton
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Stephen Boynton

The Illinois’s politicians appear to be pro criminals and against the law abiding public. Their CCW laws appear very restrictive and expensive compared to Oregon and Washington. I notice that violent crime has decreased since 2016 and I bet the CCW has had a lot to do about it. Now the criminals may be less intent to attack their victims since they can fight back.

Bradley Sauer
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Bradley Sauer

How do I get a CCL for FL, GA, LA

Brian Kapnick
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Brian Kapnick

Can you change the map to reflect Maine and West Virginia as Constitutional carry states and allow concealed carry in those states?

stan janusz
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stan janusz

i want to renew my foid card but dont know my user id or password? who can help if the state police dont answer the phone?

Brian Kapnick
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Brian Kapnick
Sam
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Sam

Can I buy a shotgun in Illinois I’m am 18

Duncan
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Duncan

Yes, as long as you have your FOID.

Brian Kapnick
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Brian Kapnick

you must have a FIOD card and after Jan 1 2019 NO

stldan6417
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stldan6417

Question about the 72 hr waiting period in Illinois. I purchased a hand gun Wednesday at 430pm. I was told I could pick it up on Monday. I wasnt even thinking about it until after I left the store. 72 hrs would be Saturday afternoon at 430 correct? The gun shop is open until 6pm on Saturday so I was just curious if maybe Im missing something.

Glenn
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Glenn

Yes as long as they have the gun at the store. Make sure they didn’t have to order it.

Walt
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Walt

3 business days.

Brian Kapnick
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Brian Kapnick

nope 72 HOURS not business hours

Stldan6417
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Stldan6417

Correct, It’s 72 hrs, not business days. I was able to pick up the gun that Saturday. They didn’t need to order it since they had it in stock. The manager there said the same thing, he didn’t have any idea why the other guy would’ve said Monday. Anyway, it’s all good.

Damien
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Damien

Can a certified ccw holder carry a back up handgun in Chicago Illinois without breaking the law?

Joe Korpitz
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Joe Korpitz

Yes. You can have as many guns as you can carry in Chicago.

Jon Wright
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Jon Wright

What happens if you are from out of state and a cop ask do you have any weapons, and I say no and the cop does a search and finds one then what happens. Because I from New Mexico and was visiting Illonise it happened to me, but the cop didn’t search. What would the reprocitions be if the cop searched and found a weapon

testaccount
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testaccount

Illinois doesn’t honor any other state permits. you would be illegal possessing a firearm assuming your Conceal Carry License is from New Mexico.

Duncan
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Duncan

Was the firearm in your vehicle or your person? You’re legal if it’s in your car but it must remain there. You must inform the peace officer if they ask if you have a weapon tho.

Sarah Smith
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Sarah Smith

It was really helpful to learn that renewing my concealed carry permit would simply require a 3-hour training course. Your other information about where it is allowable to carry a concealed weapon is really helpful. I will have to read more into these requirements before I find a training course for my license renewal. http://www.firearmsafetygroup.com/concealed-carry.html

Scott
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Scott

Does this mean a permit to carry or a permit to have the event?

10) Any public gathering or special event conducted on property open to the public that requires the issuance of a permit from the unit of local government, provided this prohibition shall not apply to a licensee who must walk through a public gathering in order to access his or her residence, place of business, or vehicle.

LBC
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LBC

How does one request that their CCL be revoked a.k.a. taken off the registry? I have been having a hard time trying to figure this out.
Thanks!

Larry
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Larry

I believe the LEOSA (Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act) allows a retired police officer to also carry a concealed firearm if they meet the LEOSA requirements without possessing a concealed carry permit in Illinois.

LBC
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LBC

Does anyone know how to retract one’s concealed carry license? If one chooses to not own a weapon anymore
Thanks

Duncan
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Duncan

Just curious, why would you want to revoke it, just choose not to carry and let it expire.

Jeff Fitzgerald
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Jeff Fitzgerald

The State Parks section is not completely accurate. You are NOT allowed to carry in State Parks within Cook County, any other county is okay, but Cook County is 100% NO

Clinton
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Clinton

I ask a question seems like it was removed I am wondering why

Clinton
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Clinton

If leave my gun in the car and walk into a forbidden place with with just my IWB holster is that against the law

Tom
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Tom

No it is not.

Mike
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Mike

Ok I have a ? I have my FOID card now can you carry I gun on your own property

Jeff Fitzgerald
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Jeff Fitzgerald

No you cannot. FOID card allows you to own a gun and you may have it in your own abode. You need a CCL to carry outside your home unless for transportation purposes and then the rules stated above apply

Don O'Connell
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Don O'Connell

Yes on your own proportion business

Ray (Billy) Cummins III
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Ray (Billy) Cummins III

Yes but only on or in your property

Wynn
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Wynn

Provided you don’t rent, carriage of a firearm either concealed OR open is permitted, so long as you remain on your property. If you leave your property, you’d need it concealed and a proper CCW permit. (Source: asked a Lake County Sheriffs Police Officer)

Gwen miller
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Gwen miller

What are berm qualifications for shooting in back yard

Jorge
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Jorge

How can I get issued a non-resident carry license? Currently have am issued Texas Conceal Carry

Mario Mortorr
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Mario Mortorr

Contact the Illinois State Police.

Fed up Illinois citizen
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Fed up Illinois citizen

Illinois gun laws sucks!!!! Period!!! Chicago has the worse crime in the country and law abandoning citizens can’t open or conceal carry without all these laws…Truth me the criminals aren’t following these laws when they want to kill you. Illinois do better man!!! Whenever I get the chance I’m out of Illinois and wont look back.

Trevor Rutherford
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Trevor Rutherford

I have an Ohio ccw. So If i carry and get pulled over in Illinois, im screwed?

Glaive
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Glaive

Officially, yes. If you show your Ohio CCW, I doubt any cop in Illinois would mess with you. Just follow the non-resident rules if you want to be totally careful but that means not carrying on you in the car without an IL CCL. Illinois cops probably can’t see if you have a CCW or won’t ask… so don’t invite trouble by bringing it up unless asked. In Illinois we are required to answer, if asked and now thanks to new bullshit just passed we have to give up the firearm to the cop while stopped if they want it.

Harley
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Harley

If you have a conceal carry permit outside Illinois, you can have loaded concealed gun in car while traveling through Illinois. You cannot get out of car with loaded firearm on you.

Chris
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Chris

Can’t you conceal carry an AR style pistol in Illinois?

Glaive
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Glaive

Only Cook County prohibits AR-15 or replicas. I suppose if it’s a 9mm AR style pistol that has no markings of being AR-15 then I suppose you could argue it’s not an AR-15. The law is so vague that it can probably be stricken fairly easily, which is probably why I haven’t found evidence of it being enforced. If you don’t want to deal with the chance of being nabbed on this dumb ass law, don’t bring it to Cook County. You should be safe in the rest of Illinois as long as you follow the non-resident requirements. We even… Read more »

Brian Harbour
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Brian Harbour

Just for informational purposes only. The cost of a CC permit in Illinois is now $300

Chuck
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Chuck

$150 for residents, $300 for non-residents

Phonzo g
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Phonzo g

what about veterans.?

Bart raymer
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Bart raymer

I signed a 3 year lease for a barber shop 2years 4 months ago, today my landlord posted no guns in building, would that apply to me altho not in lease, i have a concealed carry licence in Illinoisand never mentioned at time of signing lease.

Glaive
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Glaive

Your landlord cannot preempt your rights within the space and common areas you are leasing. Illinois law specifically allows you to carry (open and concealed) on your property and place of business. Look for a new clause in the next lease when it comes up for renewal, if the landlord finds out you carry. The sign has no power on you, so do as you see fit. If I’m worried about security at my place of business, I really don’t care what “laws” they create for the supposed safety of the public. The “public” isn’t the one being attacked, the… Read more »

Marie Braxton
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Marie Braxton

My question is: We are traveling to South Dakota from North Carolina and the best route takes us through Illinois. We may be staying the night there, depending on how the trip goes. How should we handle our handgun? We both have CC permits. Leave it locked and unloaded in the car? I’m a little wary of staying in a hotel without it in the room. Suggestions and advice appreciated. Thanks! (P.S. This site has been a fabulous resource when planning our trip)

Chuck
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Chuck

Best case, leave it with you. Unloaded in a locked case. your entire time in IL.

Duncan
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Duncan

I’d bring the case, you can have it in your hotel room, just transferring from car to hotel room would be the only grounds for lawbreaking if you carry it on you. Having it either broke down or unloaded in case you’re golden.

jim middendorff
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jim middendorff

My conceal carry application says under review, it is past the 120 days. Do I need to contact some one to move my application forward.

Jose Renteria
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Jose Renteria

Check the ISP website, I sent the wrong document
Via the internet. ISP will tell you if it’s still under review or rejected. I did get my Arizona and Utah before Illinois.

Eduardo Jimenez
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Eduardo Jimenez

I had a similar issue. I kept keeping those “under review” letters for one year & ten months before I got he permit/card. I had spoken to a lawyer at a local gun show. He told me not to worry unless I got a letter of rejection. Sometimes a persons name is a common one and it sets off red flags. If so, state police may need extra time to investigate

Dennis
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Dennis

I have been waiting 160 days with only 1 request to re upload training cert which I did. Still waiting.
My name my dads and sons are the same some how I think this maybe the problem Ive tried emailing them but still no response.

Mike
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Mike

Does anyone know the magazine round limit in Chicago?

Mike J
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Mike J

After taking a class with an ex CPD Officer, his instruction to the class is that State Law is preemptive and that you can and should carry your high capacity magazines into Chicago.

Greg
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Greg

Will this ex CPD Officer be at one’s trial should the need arise? 😛

Jeffrey Fitzgerald
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Jeffrey Fitzgerald

None at this point but they are pushing hard to outlaw anything over 10 rounds so keep up to date with this as it is a heated topic of late

Harley
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Harley

11, but 10 in Cook County. City law supersedes County

D. Santos
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D. Santos

I’m confused as to the round capacity one can carry in a CC firearm. Illinois has no ban on high cap pistol magazines but Chicago/Cook County limits to 10 rounds. I don’t live in Chicago but surrounding suburbs ( Schaumburg) Which is in Cook County. Any one has a definitive answer?

G Howard
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G Howard

I too am in Schaumburg and would like to understand this better. It’s one of the things that limits my decision to purchase and carry a G26 vs a G19.

Glaive
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Glaive

Cook County’s magazine capacity allowance is 10 rounds per magazine. I doubt the law will ever actually be enforced by the county because it can so easily be challenged, but you never know. Schaumburg PD (or any regular PD) will be very unlikely to enforce it. I carry 6 rounds because my concealed firearm is small and I like it like that for the extremely rare risk of being involved in a shooting in the current environment. If the SHTF I really won’t care what Ms Preckwinkle thinks or her “laws”, the big stuff will come out and I’ll be… Read more »

Dean
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Dean

Is the law 70% concealed

Tom
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Tom

Firearm must be 100% concealed.

Brian
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Brian

IL page needs updated. IL Supreme Court stated that you can now carry in public parks as of Feb 2018.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-supreme-court-gun-ruling-20180201-story.html

Jeffrey Fitzgerald
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Jeffrey Fitzgerald

Yes, but not in Cook County

Lloyd Bettis
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Lloyd Bettis

Can a non-resident with a carry permit elsepwhere use a gun to protect his IL home while in IL?

Jack
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Jack

A non-resident WITH or WITHOUT a CCW issued elsewhere can protect their private home or business. CCW restriction laws do NOT apply. You ALWAYS have the right to defend yourself inside your home or business and residency has nothing to do with it, unless you are restricted from possessing a firearm in your home state. You can open or conceal carry inside private locations.

Mark
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Mark

Why don’t we(THE PEOPLE) sue the state of Illinois for the second amendment infringement? What good is having a gun if someone threatens you life, and you can’t defend yourself because your gun is locked in a car. I have a KY. concealed license, but I travel to Illinois once a month and I don’t feel protected when I’m in that State.

Henry
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Henry

Cook county Illinois residents allow to buy rifle like AR-15

Erick
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Erick

OK, so I am carrying my CZ Scorpion pistol on a trip to Illinois. Yes, I have a valid CCL in Texas. I plan on bringing it in a non-lockable case but unloaded but with magazines full of ammo in same case. I plan on taking it to a friends house who has a Illinois FOID card and only taking it from his house to a local indoor range to fire, then back to his house, then back in my car for trip back to Houston. It seems Texas is recirpicoal with Illinois and that the above is ok based… Read more »

Ric
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Ric

I also plan a trip to Chicargo for meetings over a few days. I have a Texas CCL and understand I must receive a non-resident CCL from Illinois to be legal to carry a concealed handgun in Chicargo on my trip, is this correct?

Ben
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Ben

Under ‘Other Illinois CCW Statutes’, the statute “8-20-060-Silencer, muffler, laser sights” refers to a municipal code limited exclusively to the city of Chicago. Laser sights are not prohibited in any other area of Illinois where a licensee may carry, this includes Cook County, when not within the city of Chicago.

https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/docs/guide/state-laws-and-published-ordinances-2010-2011-illinois/download

Joe Stern
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Joe Stern

Im heading up throught indiana to michigan for the week & its the most ridiculous thing that i cant carry in Michigan. How would i go about getting a vistors carry in michigan?

Christian
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Christian

Just because you put syrup on something doesn’t make it pancakes.

Leslie Hild
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Leslie Hild

I believe that you may have an error in vehicular carry. You said that with a ccw permit, one can carry a loaded WEAPON’. I am pretty sure that a loaded HANDGUN can be carried, but long arms must be cased and unloaded. This was a personal disappointment to me, since most of my uses would be better handled with a .22 rifle

Guest
Guest
Guest

Can you clarify the castle doctrine laws.

Chris
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Chris

I was told by my CCW instructor and local police that you can open carry inside your own place of business. Might not be state law but municipal. If you walk outside, even in your own parking lot, it’s a violation.

paul landgrebe
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paul landgrebe

I’m a FFL gun dealer in Indiana. Am I exempt from Illinois handgun carry laws when in IL? In other words does my FFL gun dealer license status allow me to carry concealed in IL?

Steve
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Steve

Absolutely NOT. I am a Federally Licensed Firearms dealer (FFL type 01) and even though I am located in Illinois and like every other US citizen, I had to obtain my Illinois Concealed Carry license to legally carry in Illinois. The FFL only allows you to do it’s stated purpose. Moreover, Illinois will not honor any other states concealed carry permits. They will, however, issue non-resident concealed carry licenses to residents of four states; Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Virginia

Tee
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Tee

No u can’t you have to obtain non-resident concealed carry from Illinois

Chuck
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Chuck

Illinois does not recognize any ccl, or permits from any other states. I live here in Illinois,
and have my ccl, and foid card, and stay away from Chicago, they will arrest anybody for
thinking about firearms. They have almost the strictest gun laws in our nation, with the
most murders, go figure.

Kevin Noakes
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Kevin Noakes

Hey Chuck , are you saying you can’t carry a gun in Chicago by law , or , just by way of inconvenience ?

Elder
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Elder

This is absolutely not true I think you need to take a minute and really read the laws state Illinois in the morning she’s in Chicago I know quite a few people like myself who Carrie and have CCW in a little longer do you have concealed weapons license and nothing can be done you just have to have the proper type a handgun and none of the contraband in then make sure you check the city and county ordinances in every town if you plan to be