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Court Strikes Down Illinois' Conceal Carry Ban

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by jbp84, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

    Nov 8, 2007
    I've bought ammo several times in Wisconsin and not shown ID. I'm an Illinois resident.

    Out of state CCW counting as FOID?? For what?

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  2. isp2605


    Oct 2, 2002
    IL law says if a business outside of IL sells an IL resident ammo then the business is suppose to check your FOID. It's one of those do-gooder laws that is pretty much unenforceable. IL cannot force a business not in IL to abide by IL law. The only way it can be enforced is if a company ships ammo to IL. If they weren't checking for FOID then IL could stop ammo shipments from that business into IL. It's pretty tough to enforce either way. IL can't get out of state companies to collect IL sales tax even tho there's an IL law on the books saying they will collect and send the tax collected to IL.

    Not CCW actually. All IL law says if you can legally own a firearm in your resident state then you can transport in IL. You'd have to be jammed up on something illegal here before anyone would even think or try to determine if you're legal in your home state. It would be an element to a charge that you couldnt legally possess here because you couldn't legally possess there. All your CCW would do is show you can legally possess in your home state therefore it is akin to a FOID in this state to show you can legally possess. But not having a CCW doesn't mean you can't legally possess in your state. For example, all the guys who shoot trap and come to IL fo the national matches at the World Shooting complex in Sparta IL. None of those guys would have a CCW to carry their trap guns concealed.


  3. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    True, so true. :cool:
  4. redbaron007

    redbaron007 Some Dude Lifetime Member

    Jan 26, 2009
    Though my reading of the opinion, they are is unconstitutional TODAY, however, provided the state legislators 180 to construct a CCW bill.

    I would agree just about any judge, outside of Chicago, would probably quash such a charge in lieu of this decision.

    If I were the downstate reps, I'd push to abolish that FOID card too! JMHO :supergrin:


  5. Gpruitt54


    Jul 18, 2012
    What federal law? I have no idea. What I know is that if I'm in Indiana or Wisconsin, purchasing ammo or power, and if the seller asked my state if residence, I am asked to show my Illinois FOID card. There have been times where my residence has not come up. On those occasions, the purchase was made without the need to show my Illinois FOID.

    Regarding your question about a CCW card serving as a FOID, I am not aware of this. I've only had my Utah CCW for a few months.
  6. Gpruitt54


    Jul 18, 2012
    Yes, I have found this to be an off and on proposition. Sometimes I need it, and other times, I don't. However, when I bought hand guns online (Guns America), I had to provide a copy of my FOID to the online seller. And of course, I had to provide the FOID to the FFL transfer agent here in Illinois.

    So, I always count on having to show the FOID. If I don't have to show it, I am happy.
  7. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    I've never been asked to show ID to buy ammo, but I imagine if you looked under the age requirements, they might ask. Now I have been asked that stupid "Is this ammo for a handgun" question at Wal Mart (it was 40 ammo if I recall)... this piqued my interest and I said, "Why does it matter".. the poor guy had clearly gotten beat up on this question a lot and said "Sir, it's just a question I have to ask".. so I said "No, it's for a sniper rifle" :)
  8. raven11


    Jan 27, 2009
    Interesting , I bought guns from gunbroker, cz custom , and a couple of mil surp dealers and never had to show FOID until I filled out the FFL paperwork
  9. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

    Nov 8, 2007
    I wouldn't have a problem with the FOID law if it worked. But it doesn't. They'll likely keep FOID and you'd have three classes of gun owners -

    Those permitted to carry,
    Those permitted only to purchase and own,
    And those who possess and/or unlawfully.

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  10. Gpruitt54


    Jul 18, 2012
    Yep, that's about it.