Illinois Supreme Court rules out-of-staters don’t need FOID cards – Gun bill dies in House

The Illinois Supreme court stepped in and declared yesterday that…

The Illinois Supreme court stepped in and declared yesterday that out-of-staters do not need a FOID card if they travel in Illinois with their guns. The non-residents couldn’t get a FOID card anyway, since only Illinois residents qualify. They still need to make sure their guns are permitted in their home states, however.

The case stems from an incident in 2005 when a Indiana man was arrested for a having a gun in a closed backseat armrest in his car.

He was charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon because he didn’t have a FOID card and he didn’t have the gun in a case.

The court ruled that since he had a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Indiana he didn’t need a FOID card as well.

Source: Capitol Fax

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  • Eric

    Illinois, like New York and California, show a warning of what America could become…

  • Tom

    I live in indiana, within 5 miles of the USSI. I am often within 1 block of State line Ave. It is illegal for me to thavel south on that road unless I stop in Indiana take off my pistol, remove the magazine, case them and store them out of reach. This law will make it easier.

  • VTGunner

    No gun registration or any kind of carrying permit, open or concealed, here in Vermont. Only thing they seem to get right here, now if only they let us have suppressors

  • Only POLICE STATES REGISTER FIREARMS. No gun registration in TEXAS….or most other freedom loving states.