Ok so I travel to Chicago all the time for work. I read that Illinois allow out of state permit holder to carry in the car. It says
" As long as you have a ccl in your home state you can carry a gun in your car. The gun can not leave your vehicle for any reason. If you leave your vehicle the car must be locked or the gun must be put into a lockbox."
Someone had said to me Chicago law was different. So I was looking into this and I can not find anything that say different. In fact after Chicago lifting the ban of guns in 2010, the only difference is that Chicago has banned certain guns in 2013. So if there is anyone that knows more then I have posted please comment.
As @45IPAC mentioned. Cook County banned high capacity mags… however I would recommend to keep this limitation within Chicago’s boundary - a lot of LEO interprets that Cook County Gun Laws applies to Chicago as well. Even it’s not true you don’t want to waste your time discussing this with Chicago Police…
If you are Out of State- keep your firearm locked at the car whenever you leave it.
(430 ILCS 66/40) (e) Nothing in this Act shall prohibit a non-resident from transporting a concealed firearm within his or her vehicle in Illinois, if the concealed firearm remains within his or her vehicle and the non-resident:` (1) is not prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm under federal law; (2) is eligible to carry a firearm in public under the laws of his or her state or territory of residence, as evidenced by the possession of a concealed carry license or permit issued by his or her state of residence, if applicable; and (3) is not in possession of a license under this Act. If the non-resident leaves his or her vehicle unattended, he or she shall store the firearm within a locked vehicle or locked container within the vehicle […]
Ugh, here’s the link. The reason you can’t find a “one size fits all” for Cook county is preemption. Each one of the communities within Cook has its own little tweak on the laws. This is the best I can find. https://www.atf.gov/file/133796/download
Personally with all the crime going on, I wouldn’t want to leave my gun in the car - not just for my own protection, but if people in Chicago (or Cook Co.) know this is the law and they see an out of State car parked somewhere at 2am, seems reasonable it could be a target for break-in and theft just to see if there is a gun there. Of course, I’m giving the criminal a ton of credit here, but they are more protected nowadays than the law abiding citizen.
Sorry if I’m frustrating you 45IPAC. I don’t mean to. I have never been arrested in my life. I’ve always been careful to abide by the law. Given up a lot of fun as well, just to keep myself out of jail.
I am just trying to abide the law so I can spend my free time with my kids and wife. Thank you for your patience and your help. Your a good person.
Haha. My ugh wasn’t at you personally. I sat and skimmed that document for several minutes. I had hoped to tell you which page and section so you didn’t have to read all that stuff. The North Eastern part of Illinois is it’s own entity. Sadly, in our elections, the concentration of people is also there. I’m glad I can help.