This is my first post on this forum. My wife is relocating to Chicago for a new work opportunity from VA (much to my dismay, but the offer was solid). I'm a current CHP holder in VA and I have a non-resident AZ CWP. I have a few questions regarding the process for getting a IL non-resident CCW:
- What are the general wait times for a non-residents retrieving their permit? I've searched every forum I can find and only see results for people getting renewals and resident permits...from my understanding it looks like 4-5 months (which sucks because i'm moving February 1st). Anyone have any experience on this?
- Is there a noticeable time difference with/without fingerprints? I found someone that can do my 16 hour IL training class here in Virginia but I can't find a fingerprint vendor in my home state. I would hate to have to fly to Chicago just to get prints done if it doesn't really have much of an affect on waiting times.
- I have a plethora of firearms but seems as if only two of mine comply with Chicago restrictions. As I understand it, no AR receivers, no shotguns with 5+ capacity, no zinc-alloy firearms (c'mon really?), no lasers (I have two handguns with built in lasers (Glock with laser guide rod and S&W bodyguard with crimson trace frame), and generally nothing with over 10/15 round magazines. I understand there is a preemption law with magazine capacity but it just seems like a mess trying to understand it. Anyone care to shine any light on this?
- Would I be able to carry extra magazines?
Sorry if these answers have already been answered, I tried to do my due diligence as best as I can. I really appreciate any help I can get.