Thursday, October 8, 2009

Another Victory in Illinois

Via IllinoisCarry, Armed and Safe, and Chicago GRE:
Ill. court OKs storing guns in car consoles

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.
It may be a small victory, but even a 'small' victory is major in Illinois.

The full decision.


Unknown said...

If you have a FOID. Which out-of-staters can't get.

Anonymous said...

Am I mistaken or does ammo have to be kept separately from the weapon, or can it be kept in the same container in a clip or speedloader?

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

The ammo can be kept in the same "case or container," and it can be in a magazine or speedloader (but the loaded magazine can not be inside the firearm).