The law says:
"(430 ILCS 66/65)
Sec. 65. Prohibited areas.
(a) A licensee under this Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on or into:..."
----- A licensee. ----- I'm a licensee when I carry a loaded, concealed gun on my person.
I ride a bicycle and often go to the library, or ride on a bus. If I unload my CC gun, and zip the gun into a pistol rug, then I am no longer "A licensee" and I should be able to carry my unloaded, encased gun into the library, or onto the bus.
Anyone see a problem with my interpretation?
Sorry, but NO....
The term "licensee" is defined in the Act.
(430 ILCS 66/) Firearm Concealed Carry Act.
"Licensee" means a person issued a license to carry a concealed handgun.
(g) A licensee shall possess a license at all times the licensee carries a concealed firearm except:...
(3) when the handgun is broken down in a non-functioning state, is not immediately accessible, or is unloaded and enclosed in a case.
It might be covered.
But it gets grey again...
(430 ILCS 66/65) Sec. 65. Prohibited areas.
(a) A licensee under this Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on or into:...
(8) Any bus, train, or form of transportation paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public transportation facility paid for in whole or in part with public funds.
(18) Any building, real property, or parking area under the control of a public library.
If you want to be a test case, knock yourself out, but I'm not kicking in any money.
Edited by es503IL, 19 August 2018 - 09:34 PM.