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  1. Greetings, I’m aware that rifles cannot qualify for conceal carry. However, I’m not sure about AR pistols. Thanks
  2. https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/12/23/22852472/4-hurt-oakbrook-center-mall-mall-shooting-lockdown Note, there was a shooting last night at the Oak Brook, IL mall. After the shooting, police were searching people as they were looking for suspect that could have remained in the mall. There is a danger of conceal carrying in the prohibited areas as otherwise law abiding citizens can be found to be carrying in the situations like these.
  3. https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/LawEnforcement/Documents/ConcealedCarryQnA.pdf natural preserves are off limits too “All firearms, including concealed firearms, are also prohibited on all IDNR State Refuge areas, *****IDNR Dedicated Nature Preserves, *****and IDNR children playground areas. When visiting any of these locations, Concealed Carry Permit holders are required to secure their concealed firearms in their vehicle in accordance with the Illinois Concealed Carry Act.” now, I have no clue on the difference between nature preserves and forest preserves
  4. I’m in Chicago suburbs, but I was under the impression that Chicago is even more difficult to conceal carry in. Biggest issue, I’d think, is parks and playgrounds. Also, can’t carry in forest preserves.
  5. Actually, I'm wrong there. For CCL, a different section applies https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=043000660K65 (430 ILCS 66/65) Sec. 65. Prohibited areas. (c) A licensee shall not be in violation of this Section while he or she is traveling along a public right of way that touches or crosses any of the premises under subsection (a), (a-5), or (a-10) of this Section if the concealed firearm is carried on his or her person in accordance with the provisions of this Act or is being transported in a vehicle by the licensee in accordance with all other applicable provisions of law.
  6. Well, that's what I suspect most CCL's are doing but this, technically, is a violation of the law. It's like speeding 30mph over the limit.. Lots of people are going 30mph faster vs the posted limit, but I would never do that unless I was in a pack and I was someone in the middle of the pack. Risk is too great.
  7. (c) Violations in specific places. (1) A person who violates subsection 24-1(a)(6) or 24-1(a)(7) in any school, regardless of the time of day or the time of year, in residential property owned, operated or managed by a public housing agency or leased by a public housing agency as part of a scattered site or mixed-income development, in a public park, in a courthouse, on the real property comprising any school, regardless of the time of day or the time of year, on residential property owned, operated or managed by a public housing agency or leased by a public housing agency as part of a scattered site or mixed-income development, on the real property comprising any public park, on the real property comprising any courthouse, in any conveyance owned, leased or contracted by a school to transport students to or from school or a school related activity, in any conveyance owned, leased, or contracted by a public transportation agency, or on ******any public way within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising any school,***** public park, courthouse, public transportation facility, or residential property owned, operated, or managed by a public housing agency or leased by a public housing agency as part of a scattered site or mixed-income development commits a Class 2 felony and shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 3 years and not more than 7 years. https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/documents/072000050k24-1.htm
  8. I have a CCL license, but I rarely carry, because, as I see it, we we are not allowed to carry to most places anyways, especially if you are living in an urban area. You want to pick up your kid from school? Carrying on school property is criminal. You must wait, like an idiot, on a public road. You want to go to the store? WEll, better leave your gun in your car, because most stores have a no gun signs, so you are a criminal if you enter with your conceal carry weapon. Want to go to a playground with your child? Leave your gun in your car or at home, if you are walking to the car. Want to take a ride on a CTA or Metro? Leave your gun at home. Why don't they call "conceal carry license" as a "gun in the car" license? Seems that is the only place you can legally carry.
  9. Does a chest rig give the vibe that someone is carrying? I think fanny pack is more inconspicuous when it comes to CCW because it's more common to see.
  10. For the record, I also have a CCW, not just FOID. My understanding of FOID carry was that the container had to be inaccessible, so I never really considered the possibility of having it in the backpack. However, now that I can conceal carry, I'm trying to figure out ways to have access in an absolute emergency while fully compliant with the letter of the law. I was thinking of buying a small, portable handgun safe, with a fingerprint scanner. The safe would then be placed in the backpack. I'd have an unloaded gun in the safe with magazine not in the gun but in the same safe. Magazine would have bullets in it. Would this be compliant with FOID transportation requirements while on a public transit? I may be overthinking it. I also have a chest rig, by Hill People Gear. I can fit a full size pistol it, the rig has a zipper. I'm thinking the rig does't quality as valid transport for a firearm as it's easily accessible, where as a separate portable safe would make access less easy.
  11. Thanks for your answer. You are giving me hope. I'm not arguing that there is no option, I'm asking a question. Apparently, you've found a way. I appreciate that. Can you share, if you don't mind, the details on your transporting the weapon? (i.e what kind of a case was it, where was the ammmo, etc...)
  12. So, there is no option of carrying in the backpack in a gun safe, while unloaded? What do the people do who must use public transit for one reason or another?
  13. I'm usually traveling by vehicle, but may be needing to use public transit to travel to Chicago. What's the legal and most efficient way to carry or transport so that I am able to defend myself and family?
  14. https://youtu.be/nT7Qe-prCQI I saw a video yesterday of a pepper spray gun. Is something like this allowed in IL without requiring CCL?
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