This basically has to do with the definition of "unloaded" under state law, and since I know there are a couple guys from IL here, I was hoping one of them could chime in. Summary- A guy I work with claims that under IL law you can have a pistol (we'll say it's a G17 for this instance) with the magazine inserted so long as the chamber is empty and it's in a case. I.e. that having the chamber empty means the pistol is unloaded so far as the law is concerned. I argue that under IL that's a loaded weapon and will land you in jail. The definition isn't anywhere that I know of in the text of the law that I know of, so I was hoping someone had some case law that could clear it up. Thanks. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!