Non-resident in Illinois?


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unspellable
March 15, 2011, 07:58 PM
What is the law in Illinois regarding a non-resident transporting or possesing a handgun & ammunition? (I know concealed carry is not in the equation.)

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NavyLCDR
March 15, 2011, 09:26 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=561109&highlight=illinois+non+resident

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=445342&highlight=illinois+non+resident

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=484230&highlight=illinois+non+resident

unspellable
March 16, 2011, 08:33 PM
The above thread seems to pertain primarilty to traveling. I'm talking about staying Illinois for maybe two or three weeks at a stretch with a handgun in my possesion. No hunting involved.

PS. Northern Illinois, but more than 50 miles from Chicago.

Springfield_1911SS
March 16, 2011, 08:49 PM
Is staying out of Illinois an option? ;) ... j/k

unspellable
March 16, 2011, 09:15 PM
No. I ended up with a job in Illinois. But I am maintaining my legal residence at my home in Iowa and plan to go back to Iowa on week ends. The wife and the dog will stay at the house in Iowa and I'll be baching it in Illinois.

The wife likes my having the job in Illinois as opposed to some place several states away which was a distinct possibility.

newbuckeye
March 16, 2011, 09:38 PM
Check out this PDF from the IL SP web site

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

Davey Wavey
March 17, 2011, 06:29 AM
No. I ended up with a job in Illinois. But I am maintaining my legal residence at my home in Iowa and plan to go back to Iowa on week ends. The wife and the dog will stay at the house in Iowa and I'll be baching it in Illinois.

The wife likes my having the job in Illinois as opposed to some place several states away which was a distinct possibility.

Hmmm....you might wanna check whether or not you will be considered a resident if you are living in IL part of the time.

Are you renting a home/apartment in IL? You might still need a FOID.

Birdmang
March 17, 2011, 10:14 AM
I am pretty sure you cannot be a resident of two states at the same time.

Therefore if you live in IA you cannot have a FOID. If you want a FOID you need to live in IL.

If you are a resident of another state, you don't need a FOID card to possess a firearm, or ammunition.

While driving, keep it unloaded and in a case. Trunk is always the safest bet.

Don't conceal carry because it is illegal here. Don't open carry, it is also illegal here.

When I go to Chicago I make sure I have no guns or ammo in my car just to be safe.

EDIT: EXAMPLE: my friend lives in FL during the winters and IL during the summer. He owns houses in both places but keeps a Florida DL/residency for his carry permit. He cannot get a FOID card. If he wants to purchase a handgun up here he needs it send to an FFL in Florida.

NavyLCDR
March 17, 2011, 11:30 AM
I am pretty sure you cannot be a resident of two states at the same time.

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2010/aprqtr/27cfr478.11.htm

27 CFR 478.11

Sec. 478.11 Meaning of terms.


When used in this part and in forms prescribed under this part,
where not otherwise distinctly expressed or manifestly incompatible with
the intent thereof, terms shall have the meanings ascribed in this
section. Words in the plural form shall include the singular, and vice
versa, and words importing the masculine gender shall include the
feminine. The terms ``includes'' and ``including'' do not exclude other
things not enumerated which are in the same general class or are
otherwise within the scope thereof.
Act. 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44.

State of residence. The State in which an individual resides. An
individual resides in a State if he or she is present in a State with
the intention of making a home in that State. If an individual is on
active duty as a member of the Armed Forces, the individual's State of
residence is the State in which his or her permanent duty station is
located. An alien who is legally in the United States shall be
considered to be a resident of a State only if the alien is residing in
the State and has resided in the State for a period of at least 90 days
prior to the date of sale or delivery of a firearm. The following are
examples that illustrate this definition:

Example 1. A maintains a home in State X. A travels to State Y on a
hunting, fishing, business, or other type of trip. A does not become a
resident of State Y by reason of such trip.
Example 2. A is a U.S. citizen and maintains a home in State X and a
home in State Y. A resides in State X except for weekends or the summer
months of the year and in State Y for the weekends or the summer months
of the year. During the time that A actually resides in State X, A is a
resident of State X, and during the time that A actually resides in
State Y, A is a resident of State Y.

Blackbeard
March 17, 2011, 07:46 PM
Normally, non-residents don't need a FOID card. Just make sure it's unloaded and cased, and you can transport it all day. If you're going to work and rent an apartment in IL, you might be considered a resident, even if you maintain a home in another state. I think you might be in some trouble if that's the case.

If you plan on staying more than 6 months, I would keep your guns in Iowa and apply for a FOID with your Illinois address.

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