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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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