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Non-resident in Illinois?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by unspellable, Mar 15, 2011.

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  1. unspellable

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    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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    Staying in Illinois

    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.
     
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    Is staying out of Illinois an option? ;) ... j/k
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2010/aprqtr/27cfr478.11.htm

    27 CFR 478.11
     
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    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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