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#3004158 - 11/01/16 09:01 AM Illinois gun transport law
Illinoiscoyote Offline
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Registered: 10/31/16
Posts: 71
Loc: Illinois
So I was told I can leave my gun loaded in its case in the bed of my truck. Anyone know if this is true? I know inside the vehicle it has to be unloaded but outside of the passenger compartment can it be left loaded?

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#3004830 - 11/03/16 01:58 AM Re: Illinois gun transport law [Re: Illinoiscoyote]
viper Offline
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Registered: 05/03/07
Posts: 1184
Loc: Tucson, Arizona
For safety reason I always unload my long guns it just does not take that long to reload. Like when I climb a fence, just do it for safety sake.

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#3004836 - 11/03/16 04:39 AM Re: Illinois gun transport law [Re: Illinoiscoyote]
Plant.One Offline
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Registered: 02/12/15
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Loc: Oakland County, MI
with the way the rest of the gun laws are in IL, i wouldnt risk it. ya'll cant have anything else fun, why would they let you roll around with a loaded rifle in the truck?

just my thoughts.
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#3004853 - 11/03/16 07:34 AM Re: Illinois gun transport law [Re: Plant.One]
Illinoiscoyote Offline
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Registered: 10/31/16
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Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: Plant.One
with the way the rest of the gun laws are in IL, i wouldnt risk it. ya'll cant have anything else fun, why would they let you roll around with a loaded rifle in the truck?

just my thoughts.


Haha good point

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#3004920 - 11/03/16 12:19 PM Re: Illinois gun transport law [Re: Illinoiscoyote]
Plant.One Offline
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i guess i should have said i wouldnt risk it until you had a documented source (like your state hunting regs, or a direct source into the firearms laws) that shows its legal. which it appears it isnt.

this may be helpful to you (quick google search stuff)

https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Documents/TransportYourFirearmLegally.pdf
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#3040275 - 01/31/17 10:44 PM Re: Illinois gun transport law [Re: Illinoiscoyote]
Strudy68 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/17
Posts: 45
Loc: SE Iowa
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#3047121 - 02/19/17 10:30 AM Re: Illinois gun transport law [Re: Illinoiscoyote]
IA fog Offline
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Registered: 02/04/16
Posts: 26
Loc: Se iowa
In Illinois it is illegal to have a loaded weapon in the bed of the truck if the keys are in the ignition I have been told

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#3061271 - 04/03/17 06:50 PM Re: Illinois gun transport law [Re: Illinoiscoyote]
jcs271 Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 1415
Loc: Montana Territory
Email your state police or Fish and Game Headquarters with a very specific question and they will give you a very specific answer. Being Illinois it would surprise me if you could have it loaded. And it would also surprise me that anybody would leave a gun in the back of a truck in the state of Illinois
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#3106318 - 11/23/17 12:13 PM Re: Illinois gun transport law [Re: Illinoiscoyote]
243kimber Offline
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Registered: 08/14/09
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Loc: madison county illinois
I have a cc & can carry cocked, locked, and ready to rock in my vehicle. Long guns can have a mag, but none in chambers, in a closed case.
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#3106777 - 11/25/17 06:44 PM Re: Illinois gun transport law [Re: Illinoiscoyote]
huntschool Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 490
Loc: Southernmost IL
I may be wrong here but...... IL CC laws are different from general (police and DNR) laws. I do not think one can transport a firearm in a case with a loaded clip or magazine even if the chamber is empty. No... this does not apply to CC. I legally carry my hand gun the same way... Cocked, Locked, and Loaded. (yea, that means 1911)

However, I certainly wouldn't try having a long gun in the vehicle even in a case with an empty chamber and a loaded magazine. As many here in Illinois know, there is a lot of "grey" area in some of our laws.

Just my thoughts


Edited by huntschool (11/25/17 06:45 PM)
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#3143141 - 04/04/18 10:54 AM Re: Illinois gun transport law [Re: Illinoiscoyote]
BrienM Offline
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Registered: 03/13/18
Posts: 205
Loc: WV
In WV I believe you can be fined for leaning a loaded rifle up against the truck tire. I am allowed to carry concealed though.

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#3215824 - 10/22/19 07:58 AM Re: Illinois gun transport law [Re: Illinoiscoyote]
BillfromHighland Offline
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Registered: 04/06/11
Posts: 219
Loc: Illinois unfortunately
I'm an Illinois CC holder and in addition to the usual compliment of sidearms, I do carry an AR15 pistol loaded and with spare mags in the truck. It is always out of sight but within reach.

The IL CC laws do not apply to any long gun at any time.

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#3237486 - 03/09/20 05:59 PM Re: Illinois gun transport law [Re: Illinoiscoyote]
versdog Offline
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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 83
Loc: NW IL
I am a retired IL CPO, no throwing of rotten veggies, It is ILLEGAL to have a loaded gun in a case.
The confusion may come from a Muzzleloader may have the charge still in the barrel as long the ignition source (cap, primer or frizen pan powder) is removed.

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#3237724 - 03/11/20 09:43 AM Re: Illinois gun transport law [Re: Illinoiscoyote]
varminter .223 Offline
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Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 2490
Loc: south central Illinois
From what I understand you can't have a magazine with any ammo in it in any firearm while transporting in a vehicle in Illinois even if one is not in the chamber. Of course concealed carried is different.

I guess the politicians don't understand that it's already illegal to poach and it's already illegal to murder people. Everybody knows if you carry a loaded gun in your vehicle that you're going to start poaching and murdering scared


Edited by varminter .223 (03/11/20 09:45 AM)

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#3238884 - 03/20/20 05:00 PM Re: Illinois gun transport law [Re: varminter .223]
22 Chuck Offline
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Registered: 08/11/17
Posts: 115
Loc: Montmorency Co, MI
I cant do it in MI--no loaded guns IN or ON a motor vehicle, except for those w/ CCW and then only short guns--no long guns.

Id never do it in ILL cause I dont go there-ever.

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