M1 Garand Chicago and Cook County Legal?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by HGM22, Oct 28, 2016.

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  1. HGM22

    HGM22 Member

    Mar 11, 2010
    Does anyone know if the M1 Garand is Chicago AND Cook County legal?

    Edit: The Law says: "A semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following..." However, the Garand feeds from a CLIP, into a FIXED mag, so its OK, right?
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  2. GRIZ22

    GRIZ22 Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    M1 Garand is fixed magazine. Not familiar with the law there. If you quoted it correctly it doesn't apply to a Garand.
  3. Sunray

    Sunray Member

    May 17, 2003
    London, Ont.
    Wouldn't count on it not counting anyway. Chicago and Cook County seem to like making their own rules regardless of what anybody else, the SC of the US included, says. Get a copy of the law and read the whole thing. There are probably some regulations too.
    I suspect, if the CMP can sell and deliver there, you're OK though. Just a WHAG though. Ask 'em.
  4. jmace57

    jmace57 Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    Following with interest as I am moving to the Chicago area in a couple of years - Looking at Lake County - but wife is pressing for locations in Cook County (still north side).
  5. Neo-Luddite

    Neo-Luddite Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    Northwest IL--the other 'Downstate'
    Yes, the M-1 Garand is legal in Chicago & Cook, Co. You answered your own question---it doesn't accept a detachable magazine.
    Cook Co:

    and Chicago

    Many if not most mail order houses will not ship any variety of items to Cook or Chi to avoid running afoul of the law---whether the item is actually unlawful there or not. As far as the CMP, you'd need to ask them. Once you get away from there, IL is a mostly 'red' state and most all guns and mags (apart from actual NFA machine guns) are perfectly legal. AP ammo in .30/06 for the M-1 is also exempt from the armor piercing ban in IL as it has been determined by the Dept. of the Treasury/ ATF to be of particular sporting use and to not lawfully be AP and this meshes with an exemption given such ammo in IL statute: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/pubact92/acts/92-0423.html
    ("...and any other projectiles or projectile cores that the U. S. Secretary of the Treasury finds to be primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes or industrial purposes or that otherwise does not constitute "armor piercing ammunition" as that term is defined by federal law.")

    To own a gun in IL you need a FOID card from the ISP---It costs $10 for 10 years. The CCW permit is $150 / 5 years.
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  6. DonP

    DonP Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Chicago area
    FWIW, the nice folks at the CMP have shipped several rifles (Garand, Carbine and 03 Springfield) direct to my office in Cook County, as well as ammo cans full of 30.06. Always fun to have somebody come in the office, and ask "What's in the ammo can?" Then when I say ammo, they look and laugh ... until I open it. Then they seem to be confused.
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  7. agtman

    agtman Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    I sure hope all you Chi-town dudenals can keep a M1 Garand for protection.

    With all the left-wing anti-Trump protesters trashing store fronts and businesses, not to mention the daily Chicago street crime, there's all sorts of opportunities for a classic "Get off my lawn" scenario, wherein one could suitably employ this old battle rifle to good effect.

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