Ill. court OKs storing guns in car consolesIt may be a small victory, but even a 'small' victory is major in Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Supreme Court says gun owners can carry weapons in the ordinary storage boxes built into their cars.
The question was whether a compartment for items like CDs and sunglasses also meets the legal definition of a "case" for carrying guns. Illinois law lets people carry guns in their cars so long as they are stored in a case or other container.
The court ruled Thursday that a car's storage box is good enough.
The ruling was prompted by a Peoria case in which a man had been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for carrying two pistols in his car's storage compartment.
The full decision.