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Herdsman76
12-15-2006, 05:01
Earlier this morning I read on MSN.com that a Chicago Bears football player was arrested for gun possession. That wasn't what peaked my interest. What did was that he was arrested for not having a Firearms Owner ID Card.

I'm curious, what does this card do for you as owners there in Illinois? Are there limits to how many firearms you can own? Limits on mag capacity, "assault rifle" features, etc.

Again, just curious...

H76

Dandapani
12-15-2006, 06:33
When I lived in Illinois and had FOID card (1970s-1988), it allowed me to purchase and own firearms and purchase ammo. Still had the 3 day waiting restrictions for handguns. No firearms were "listed" on the permit. I freely purchased and sold firearms among my friends. It seemed more like a formality than anything.

isp2605
12-15-2006, 07:47
Originally posted by Herdsman76
I'm curious, what does this card do for you as owners there in Illinois? Are there limits to how many firearms you can own? Limits on mag capacity, "assault rifle" features, etc.
The FOID card was implemented in 1968. $5 for 5 yrs. That was the cost then, still the same cost today. $3 goes to conservation and $2 goes to administer the card.
If you want to see what the application looks like you can DL a copy here: http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/6-181.pdf Once you send in the card a computerized check is done to ensure the applicant has no criminal record and has not been admitted into a mental health facility. The card looks something like a driver's license with the same information.
Before an IL resident can buy or possess guns or ammo they have to have a FOID card. It does not permit CCW. There are no limits to how many firearms you can own, no restrictions on mag capacity, no assault weapon ban/restrictions. You don't register your guns nor does the FOID ask if you even have guns. When you buy a gun you have to show your FOID card. The info on the card is used as ID to complete the fed form. When you buy ammo you just show your FOID card, no info is recorded.
Some cities in IL have more restrictive gun laws but those are not related to the FOID card.

Herdsman76
12-15-2006, 09:00
Interesting. I appreciate the information.

The funny thing is that the football player can't spend the $5 for the card.

Here in Texas we don't have the need for the ID so I was interested in asking why the cards were used there.

H76

isp2605
12-15-2006, 09:20
Originally posted by Herdsman76
The funny thing is that the football player can't spend the $5 for the card.
He has a prior unlawful weapon conviction, and I believe he's still on probation, so he probably can't get a FOID card.

bluelineman
12-15-2006, 09:25
It lets the gov't keep an eye on their sheep. :holysheep:

Glocks&Ducs
12-15-2006, 19:36
Originally posted by isp2605
He has a prior unlawful weapon conviction, and I believe he's still on probation, so he probably can't get a FOID card.

Not to mention, not all football players, or "professional" athletes in general, are actually residents of the state they are playing for. And you have to be a resident of Illinois in order to even apply for an FOID card. Which would technically make him not guilty of possessing a handgun without an FOID, save for the fact that he is not allowed to possess a handgun anyway, due to prior problems.

Illinois also has their own Assault Weapons ban, don't they? And I know for sure that Chicago, if not all of Cook County has made it illegal to possess a handgun. With or without an FOID card.

Boy, am I glad I was able to "ESCAPE FROM CHICAGO". Unfortunately, I have to go back there for the next couple of days.

isp2605
12-15-2006, 19:48
Originally posted by Glocks&Ducs
Not to mention, not all football players, or "professional" athletes in general, are actually residents of the state they are playing for.
The residence that was raided is his, which makes him a resident. It was a drug raid and one was taken in custody. I don't believe Tank was home when the raid was done. He turned himself in later on the FOID charges.

Originally posted by Glocks&Ducs
Illinois also has their own Assault Weapons ban, don't they?
Nope, no AWB in IL.

Originally posted by Glocks&Ducs
And I know for sure that Chicago, if not all of Cook County has made it illegal to possess a handgun. With or without an FOID card.
Handguns can be possessed in Chicago provided they are registered thru the city.
His residence is in Lake Co which is north of Chicago and Cook Co.

Glocks&Ducs
12-15-2006, 20:01
Having a residence in a state does not necessarily make you a resident of that state. Many athletes, and people of other professions, buy property outside of their legal state of residence, and they only live there for certain periods of time.

For the regular Joe, unless you owned it prior to 1986, and you registered it at that time, and every year since, you can not possess a handgun in the city of Chicago, and I am pretty sure, in all of Cook County. Not even with an FOID. You can register long guns, but not handguns. You can buy handguns on the outskirts of Chicago, with a Chicago address on your FOID and drivers license all day long. But you aren't supposed to bring it into Chicago. Not even in a locked case, in your locked trunk, passing through on the freeway, on your way to a free state.

isp2605
12-15-2006, 20:22
Originally posted by Glocks&Ducs
Having a residence in a state does not necessarily make you a resident of that state.
I am very well aware of the legal points concerning residency.

Originally posted by Glocks&Ducs
For the regular Joe, unless you owned it prior to 1986, and you registered it at that time, and every year since, you can not possess a handgun in the city of Chicago, and I am pretty sure, in all of Cook County. (etc...)
I'm also very well aware of that and the other laws in IL too.
Are you aware his residence is in Gurnee? So none of the Chicago/Cook Co part matters.

Glocks&Ducs
12-15-2006, 20:36
Originally posted by isp2605
I am very well aware of the legal points concerning residency.


I'm also very well aware of that and the other laws in IL too.
Are you aware his residence is in Gurnee? So none of the Chicago/Cook Co part matters.

I never stated he lived in Chicago. I was simply confirming for the OP how retarded Illinois, and more specifically Chicago gun laws can be, and making the statement that I was glad I moved from there after being a resident from the age of 2 up until I was 30. You then stated you can possess a handgun in Chicago provided it is registered through the city, and that is not true except for in a very few and rare cases. That is why I made the point about Chicago and Cook County. Places I hope to return to, as little as possible if at all, after this weekend. I am telling the family, if they want to see anymore, they are going to have to come down here, or I will meet them in another non-communist state.

isp2605
12-15-2006, 20:39
Originally posted by Glocks&Ducs
You then stated you can possess a handgun in Chicago provided it is registered through the city, and that is not true except for in a very few and rare cases.
What I was doing was clarifying your blanket statement of "And I know for sure that Chicago, if not all of Cook County has made it illegal to possess a handgun. With or without an FOID card." which is not true provided the gun was registered. Your statement quoted above would give a reader the belief no handguns are permitted. That simply isn't true. I was clarifying your blanket statement.

Glocks&Ducs
12-15-2006, 20:52
You didn't clarify anything. But I will. Provided you were 21 and already had an FOID so you could legally buy a handgun in 1986, you could register a handgun and keep it legally provided you pay the fee to re-register it every year since then. That means that a currently 41 years old or older, handgun owner, that has continually maintained their FOID, and paid the fee every year in order to keep his handgun registered at the local police department, can now still legally possess a handgun in the city of Chicago. Sounds pretty communist doesn't it?

Not to mention, the gun registration was a grandfather clause. So if you moved away, then tried moving back, you could no longer register the handgun because there was a break in the registration process.

isp2605
12-15-2006, 21:06
Originally posted by Glocks&Ducs
You didn't clarify anything. But I will
So you think your blanket statement of "And I know for sure that Chicago, if not all of Cook County has made it illegal to possess a handgun. With or without an FOID card." is accurate? Sorry, but it isn't. Your initial statement makes it sound like all handguns are illegal in Chicagoland. That simply is not the case as you later clarified. But taking your initial statement as it was initially written the OP, and anyone else, would think differently.
However, none of it has anything at all to do with the OP's original question.
BTW, I'm very familiar with Chicagoland gun laws. Might say I've had more than a passing involvement in them and, if your profile is correct, then even a few years before you were first around.

Glocks&Ducs
12-15-2006, 21:18
Originally posted by isp2605
So you think your blanket statement of "And I know for sure that Chicago, if not all of Cook County has made it illegal to possess a handgun. With or without an FOID card." is accurate?

It was accurate when I wrote it, and it is accurate now. If I got caught in Chicago with a handgun, I would be going to jail because it is illegal for me to possess a handgun in Cook County. That law also applies to what, 98.99% of just the Chicago population, and 100% of the rest of the country? Just as they intended.

Sorry to break this to you, but your involvement with Chicago gun laws before I was born makes you nothing more than an old timer. Things change, you can keep up, or you can make vague statements trying to dispel truths that apply to the rest of us.

isp2605
12-15-2006, 21:31
Originally posted by Glocks&Ducs It was accurate when I wrote it, and it is accurate now.
Sorry, your intial statement was extremely inaccurate. Using your initial statement gives one the impression that everyone with a handgun in Chicago is illegal. I simply pointed out that isn't true. You later clarified that with accurate info.
If you want to believe your initial statement is accurate then go ahead and believe whatever you want.

Originally posted by Glocks&Ducs
Sorry to break this to you, but your involvement with Chicago gun laws before I was born makes you nothing more than an old timer. Things change, you can keep up, B]
Dont' worry, I kept up on them. It was part of my job to keep up on them. Hardly a day went by for a lot of years that I wasn't fielding such questions.
You are so knowledgeable of IL gun laws, like your other question "Illinois also has their own Assault Weapons ban, don't they?". Yup, you're right on top of them. :upeyes:

Originally posted by Glocks&Ducs [B]or you can make vague statements trying to dispel truths that apply to the rest of us.
Whatever you want to think. Your initial statement was exceeding vague and as a blanket statement completely incorrect.
Going into a long dissertation on the Chicagoland gun laws doesn't matter because none of it has anything to do with the OP's question since Tank doesn't live in either Chicago or Cook Co.

Glocks&Ducs
12-15-2006, 21:51
Do you see that symbol behind what I wrote about the ban? That is a question mark. That means I was asking, or making sure. And if you are so worried about the OPs original question, why have you continued to post this far?

isp2605
12-15-2006, 21:59
Originally posted by Glocks&Ducs
Do you see that symbol behind what I wrote about the ban? That is a question mark. That means I was asking, or making sure.
I saw the symbol. It means you were asking because you didn't know. Any other questions you'd like to have answered?

Originally posted by Glocks&Ducs
And if you are so worried about the OPs original question, why have you continued to post this far?
Why did you think it relevant to post something that had no bearing on the question? Were you trying to impress someone with your extensive 28 yrs of knowledge of living in IL from age 2? Might as well have mentioned some gun law in NC since that has as much relevance as your other information.

oldsmith
12-17-2006, 14:33
Originally posted by bluelineman
It lets the gov't keep an eye on their sheep. :holysheep:

AMEN!

lonewolf01
12-18-2006, 14:15
So if I moved to a suburb outside of cook county, I can bring all my guns and ammo with me as long as I do not carry them on my person? ANd, I do not have to have that card 9FOID) unless I want to purchase a weapon in IL?

isp2605
12-18-2006, 14:25
Originally posted by lonewolf01
So if I moved to a suburb outside of cook county, I can bring all my guns and ammo with me as long as I do not carry them on my person?
Depends on where you live. Some of the collar cities have very restrictive laws too. Here's a partial list on the right hand side. It is not all inclusive as cities in IL can elect to have home rule. These cities can pass laws which are more restrictive than state law.
http://www.isp.state.il.us/foid/ordinances.cfm

Originally posted by lonewolf01
ANd, I do not have to have that card 9FOID) unless I want to purchase a weapon in IL?
No. If you are a resident then you need a FOID card to buy a firearm and ammo and you need a FOID card to possess a firearm or ammo.

Rockdiver
01-07-2007, 21:29
It is cook county and chicago that aretrying to eliminate gun ownership in IL, and Blago is just Daley's finger puppet.

mfm691
01-13-2007, 21:40
Hi, guys!

Aside from all of the bickering, I am not aware of any laws that require gun owners to "register" their guns.

My understanding of Illinois law is that you must keep records of firearm (not ammo) transactions for 10 years.

If this is incorrect, please direct me to legislation indicating that I need to "register" a firearm.

Thanks!

mfm

isp2605
01-13-2007, 21:51
Originally posted by mfm691
My understanding of Illinois law is that you must keep records of firearm (not ammo) transactions for 10 years.

You are correct. No firearm registration by state law. However, there are some cities which require registration. That is a city ordinance, not state law.
Must keep records of your firearms transactions for 10 yrs.

mfm691
01-14-2007, 08:11
ISP:

Thanks for your immediate answer. I know you speak with authority based on your FBINA 183. I have never been there but I am an SPSC 234.

mfm

isp2605
01-14-2007, 08:47
Originally posted by mfm691
I am an SPSC 234.

What's the date on that? I'm not up on class numbers. We might have had some of our folks there if I can recall who went and what dates. We were always sending folks to about every kind of class out there.

mfm691
01-14-2007, 10:55
No one from ISP in my class.

It was Sept-Dec 06 (very recent). The only trooper we had was from Ohio.

mfm

isp2605
01-14-2007, 11:45
Originally posted by mfm691
No one from ISP in my class.
It was Sept-Dec 06 (very recent). The only trooper we had was from Ohio.
mfm
With those dates I wouldn't have known who would have gone even if we would have sent anyone. I'm away from it now.
Anyway, CONGRATS and welcome back. Now you can relax after all that studying and paperwork. That's one place where you definitely earn your paper.

PanchoVilla
01-15-2007, 19:09
Living in Chicago and working for CCSheriff, I can clarify this question. Handguns (assault rifles, .50cal, pistol grips, .30cal, and other high caliber rounds also) are illegal in chicago, you can own a handgun outside of chicago, you cannot own or buy a weapon without a FOID card in IL (We dont want convicts, drug users, mentally challenged, illegals with guns), and you must register your weapon every year if u live in Chicago.

PanchoVilla
01-15-2007, 19:20
One correction on last post. If you live in Chicago the only way you can own a handgun is if you are law enforcement, correctional, armed security, armoured guard, shop/store owner, and I might be missing something. That does not mean they can carry their weapon only sworn law enforcement.

MakeMineA10mm
01-20-2007, 00:40
One other thing about the FOID card that is often forgotten/missed:

When the law was instituted, the argument for it (by the anti-gun crowd) was: "we're not registering your guns.... (we're registering all the people who have guns, hehehe...)"

Yes, in the People's Kommunist State of Illinois (full name of state), the liberals have managed to create a gun-owners registration rather than a gun registration. It makes more sense really... Easier to keep track of for when they come looking for the guns. Don't need to look up NICS checks or laboriously go through each gun registration... You just pull the FOID list and go to each address.

(Impatiently waiting the day I can get out of this place!)

Paul7
01-27-2007, 15:19
Originally posted by PanchoVilla
Living in Chicago and working for CCSheriff, I can clarify this question. Handguns (assault rifles, .50cal, pistol grips, .30cal, and other high caliber rounds also) are illegal in chicago, you can own a handgun outside of chicago, you cannot own or buy a weapon without a FOID card in IL (We dont want convicts, drug users, mentally challenged, illegals with guns), and you must register your weapon every year if u live in Chicago.

I believe handguns are also illegal in Oak Park and Evanston for non-LE.

speedracer815
01-31-2007, 15:50
Originally posted by PanchoVilla
(We dont want convicts, drug users, mentally challenged, illegals with guns)

Now what puzzles me is that after acquiring a FOID I still have to have a mandatory wait when buying firearms. You'd think a FOID would streamline the process, since a background check has already been performed. Obviously that is not it's intent.

+P+
02-01-2007, 14:22
I'm not trying to fan any flames here.....

I live in a far west suburb of Chicagoland area, (Dupage County) and I regularly go to visit to Midwest Guns in Cook County (Lyons, IL www.midwestguns.com), because of their decent selections on firearms, decent pricing, and indoor range (one of the few around).

Midwest, being in Cook County) will NOT allow any "assault weapons" into the building, but handguns are legal and as a matter of fact, is exactly where I purchased my first handgun.

Cook county does have an "assault weapons ban" that pretty closely mirrors the 1994 Clinton AWB. But, handguns are allowed except within Chicago "city limits". And, as stated, there are a few other cities that have a ban on handguns as well.

As for transporting handguns through city limits, here is an excerpt from the law:

ILLINOIS: A nonresident is permitted to transport a firearm provided it is unloaded, enclosed in a case, andnot easily accessible. A nonresident may possess an operable firearm for licensed hunting, or at a Departmentof Law Enforcement recognized target shooting range or gun show.

CHICAGO: Chicago requires all firearms possessed in the city to be registered. Handguns notpreviously timely registered in Chicago cannot be registered. Oak Park, Evanston, MortonGrove, Highland Park, Wilmette and Winnetka prohibit the possession of a handgun.Firearms may be transported under the general rule through Chicago for lawful recreationalfirearm−related activities.

Hope that helps lonewolf01

JVMHGF
02-03-2007, 17:00
Originally posted by PanchoVilla
One correction on last post. If you live in Chicago the only way you can own a handgun is if you are law enforcement, correctional, armed security, armoured guard, shop/store owner, and I might be missing something. That does not mean they can carry their weapon only sworn law enforcement.

Pertaining to shop/store owners, they can carry in their stores, correct? Examples I have seen are Gunworld, Shore Galleries, etc.

TattooedGlock
02-14-2007, 17:43
I HATE CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS! THE LAST COMMUNIST STATE IN THE UNION! I WISH IT WOULD FALL OFF THE FACE OF THE COUNTRY!

I'M A COP IN TEXAS AND I'M FROM CHICAGO!!! I HAVE FAMILY IN CHICAGO!!! I MAY HAVE TO MOVE TO SOUTHERN ILLINOIS DUE TO MY MILITARY WIFE AND I AM DREADING IT!!!

I HAVE TONS OF GUNS AND NO RECEIPTS OR PAPERWORK FOR ANY OF THEM! I DO NOT PLAN TO BE A COP IN ILLINOIS, AS I HAVE NO DESIRE TO PROTECT AND DEFEND ANYONE IN A STATE THAT DOES NOT EVEN ALLOW ITS CITIZENS THE PROTECTION OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION!!!

I GUESS WHEN I SHOW UP WITH ALL MY GUNS AND I TAKE A FEW MONTHS TO GET SETTLED AND MAYBE CHANGE MY LICENSE (ONLY IF I HAVE TO), THEN I'LL GET A STUPID FOID CARD. CAUSE YOU KNOW ALL THE GARBAGE THAT LIVES IN EAST ST. LOUIS HAS FOID CARDS AND FOLLOWS THE LAW AND NEVER, EVER COMMITS ANY CRIMES.

F.U. ILLIOIS!!!





OK. NOW I FEEL BETTER.:thumbsup:

speedracer815
02-15-2007, 08:20
Originally posted by TattooedGlock
I HATE CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS! THE LAST COMMUNIST STATE IN THE UNION!

Don't forget Wisconsin. No FOID but otherwise they're about identical.

crimsonice5656
04-13-2007, 19:26
Originally posted by PanchoVilla
Living in Chicago and working for CCSheriff, I can clarify this question. Handguns (assault rifles, .50cal, pistol grips, .30cal, and other high caliber rounds also) are illegal in chicago, you can own a handgun outside of chicago, you cannot own or buy a weapon without a FOID card in IL (We dont want convicts, drug users, mentally challenged, illegals with guns), and you must register your weapon every year if u live in Chicago.


Is the AWB in chicago or for all of cook country?

PanchoVilla
04-23-2007, 21:36
Originally posted by crimsonice5656
Is the AWB in chicago or for all of cook country?

awb is for chicago, and chicago has their own defenition of AW. Cook County has no ban, but some towns in the county do.

budawg
04-26-2007, 12:14
New to the forums here and am just now starting to become more interested in 2nd amendment rights in relation to Illinois....Chicago in particular. I want to ask some questions, but would like to preface it by saying that this is completely hypothetical and purely to satisfy my curiosity.

Anyhow, after some discussion with a friend, I wonder if I don't completely understand the gun laws in Chicago and other municipalities such as Wilmette and Winnetka. If you are caught in possession of a handgun in either of these places, does it mean automatic jail time or just a hefty fine? I always thought jail, but after reviewing the popular handgun case involving the gentleman in Wilmette, all that happened to him was a $750 fine.

Furthermore, let's say you lived in Chicago, someone broke into your house and you defended yourself with a kitchen knife and the intruder was unfortunately killed. Can anything be held against you? It would be self defense, correct? So along those same lines, if you used a gun, it's still technically self defense, you just used a medium that happens to be illegal so you're problem would be the fact you had a gun when you shouldn't have, not so much the self defense issue (assuming that it was done by the "book" and such). If you look at Tank Johnson, he had I think 4 assault weapons and was only given a fine...granted a large one, but no jail time.

Does this make any sense?

speedracer815
04-26-2007, 12:26
I thought Tank's house was outside of the "no gun zone". Isn't it in or near Gurnee. As far as I know, his offense was no FOID.

Outside of the immediate Chicago area we just have to deal with Illinois laws, draconian as they may be.

budawg
04-26-2007, 12:37
That's a good point...I forgot he lived outside of Chicago. I should also mention to assume that we're talking about a FOID card holder. You can at least look at the man in Wilmette...he didn't even have a FOID and still was only given a fine. I guess what I'm asking is, would it be the same in Chicago?

Thiokol
04-26-2007, 13:47
He's been arrested a few times and was convicted of a felony prior to his last arrest for firearms possession. Being that he is a convicted felon, it's illegal for him to own any firearms.

Originally posted by speedracer815
I thought Tank's house was outside of the "no gun zone". Isn't it in or near Gurnee. As far as I know, his offense was no FOID.

Outside of the immediate Chicago area we just have to deal with Illinois laws, draconian as they may be.

PanchoVilla
04-26-2007, 15:48
Tank is in jail, should be coming out soon. Unfortunately IL law protects the criminals more than you and I. If someone happens to be in your house intruding, you have no right to harm him. He could be watching TV in your house sitting next to your daughter, and you cant do jack shi*! Now if suddenly he happens to have your kitchen knife in his hand and is attempting to harm someone or you, its showtime!

Illinois protects the criminals so much, they get away with murder. If someone breaks into your house and punches you and you detain him by punching his lights out, the cops will congratulate you but the criminals lawyer will probably have a lawsuit on you. The criminal will then get your house, car, and maybe wife.:upeyes:

budawg
04-26-2007, 16:32
I don't believe that for a second...if someone intrudes into your house, how could anyone possibly hold you at fault. I mean, what the hell kind of people would have to be in a jury that convicts someone in that situation!?!??!

Also, check this out...my lawyer friend said this is current Chicago ordinance...

JayAK
05-02-2007, 21:44
Originally posted by TattooedGlock
I HATE CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS! THE LAST COMMUNIST STATE IN THE UNION! I WISH IT WOULD FALL OFF THE FACE OF THE COUNTRY!

I'M A COP IN TEXAS AND I'M FROM CHICAGO!!! I HAVE FAMILY IN CHICAGO!!! I MAY HAVE TO MOVE TO SOUTHERN ILLINOIS DUE TO MY MILITARY WIFE AND I AM DREADING IT!!!

I HAVE TONS OF GUNS AND NO RECEIPTS OR PAPERWORK FOR ANY OF THEM! I DO NOT PLAN TO BE A COP IN ILLINOIS, AS I HAVE NO DESIRE TO PROTECT AND DEFEND ANYONE IN A STATE THAT DOES NOT EVEN ALLOW ITS CITIZENS THE PROTECTION OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION!!!

I GUESS WHEN I SHOW UP WITH ALL MY GUNS AND I TAKE A FEW MONTHS TO GET SETTLED AND MAYBE CHANGE MY LICENSE (ONLY IF I HAVE TO), THEN I'LL GET A STUPID FOID CARD. CAUSE YOU KNOW ALL THE GARBAGE THAT LIVES IN EAST ST. LOUIS HAS FOID CARDS AND FOLLOWS THE LAW AND NEVER, EVER COMMITS ANY CRIMES.

F.U. ILLIOIS!!!





OK. NOW I FEEL BETTER.:thumbsup:


Dude, I live in Southern IL...its not as bad down here as up north....I personally am trying to get over into MO so I can have a few more rights.....if you are far enough south u should consider living in western KY they are like a little TX...

JAyAK

budawg
05-03-2007, 00:35
did anyone look at that image I posted? check it out...what are your thoughts on it?

speedracer815
05-03-2007, 07:15
Originally posted by budawg
did anyone look at that image I posted? check it out...what are your thoughts on it?

Old news. Chicago keeps taking steps towards a total firearms ban, although the recent ruling on DC might give them pause for thought.

budawg
05-10-2007, 15:10
so is it true? can you legally own a handgun in your home in Chicago if you're part of a shooting club?

Also, all of illinois let's you own a handgun in your home, but in regards to any municipalities that ban guns, you'd only be subject to their laws and repercussions, not anything from the state, right?

isp2605
05-10-2007, 17:49
Originally posted by budawg
so is it true? can you legally own a handgun in your home in Chicago if you're part of a shooting club?
Check the ordinances for Chicago at:
http://www.isp.state.il.us/foid/ordinances.cfm
Originally posted by budawg

Also, all of illinois let's you own a handgun in your home, but in regards to any municipalities that ban guns, you'd only be subject to their laws and repercussions, not anything from the state, right?
The only state restriction to owning any firearm is the owner must possess a valid FOID card. If a municipality passes a more restrictive ordinance then any violation of that ordinance is a municipal matter, not state.

crimsonice5656
05-10-2007, 20:00
Glockers especially Pancho,


Can you live in Chicago and own a pistol/AW but keep the weapon at a friend/parents house who has a valid foid?

I might be moving to Chicago here and am trying to figure out what to do....

speedracer815
05-11-2007, 08:55
And THAT my friends is why I will never vote for my town to get "home rule".