I have an Ohio Concealed Handgun Permit. I know that Illinois is one state that does not have reciprocity with Ohio. However, I was reviewing Illinois law and came across this at 430 ILCS 66/40(e):
(e) Nothing in this Act shall prohibit a non-resident from transporting a concealed firearm within his or her vehicle in Illinois, if the concealed firearm remains within his or her vehicle and the non-resident:
(1) is not prohibited from owning or possessing a
firearm under federal law;
(2) is eligible to carry a firearm in public under
the laws of his or her state or territory of residence, as evidenced by the possession of a concealed carry license or permit issued by his or her state of residence, if applicable; and
(3) is not in possession of a license under this Act.
If the non-resident leaves his or her vehicle unattended, he or she shall store the firearm within a locked vehicle or locked container within the vehicle in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 65 of this Act.
I believe that this means that I am allowed to carry a concealed handgun in my car while driving through Illinois. However, I want to ask you guys to make sure that I am not breaking any laws before I carry a loaded handgun in my car when I drive through Illinois next week. Thanks!