Can I go to Chicago, Columbus, and Milwaukee with a gun?

Discussion in 'Conceal & Open Carry' started by whatamafu, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. whatamafu

    whatamafu New Member

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    I can't seem to peace together a good answer. I am traveling TO Columbus Ohio, Chicago Illinois, and Milwaukee Wisconsin... Not just passing through. None of them honor Maine's CCW. Do I have to spend a whole week of my life leaving my gun at home?
    I know peaceable journey would let me travel through these states... but I'm actually stopping on business in each of them... So is there anyway that I can have my firearm? Unloaded in trunk of car? Is there some capacity in which the law would protect me to have the gun?
     
  2. Yea Illinois doesn't recognize no other CC license. An Chicago are not a gun friendly town. I know they have restrictions on high cap mags.

    I would try to get a hold local police for the answers. Cause if you get caught doing something wrong, telling them that someone on a forum told you that you could is not going to hold up.
     

  3. Audioph1x

    Audioph1x Well-Known Member

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    Check local laws at the places you're going regarding carrying in cars, locked/unlocked, ect. and if/where you can store ammo. You dont have to be carrying it on you, you might can just have it somewhere like in your car locked up or whatever.

    But like I said, check state and local laws. Lexisnexis is a good website to look it up

    https://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/gacode/
     
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  4. Check with local authorities for the other two, but Ohio is now accepting all CCW permits.
     
  5. ggill09

    ggill09 New Member

    Don't know where you are going in Columbus, probably downtown area, but its home to.........Ohio State of course.......a university.....where you cant even have a gun in your car on campus, and their campus is large and all over. So if you are doing business around campus I would tread lightly......
     
  6. My understanding is if you are a student or employee at the university that you can not have a firearm in your vehicle.

    If you are a visitor, state law applies. Meaning a CHL holder can store their firearm in the vehicle.
     
  7. GunnerGSP

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  8. ronnie948

    ronnie948 Active Member

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    You have to remenber what the Democraps preach

    NO GUN---NO CRIME
    I think that means if you do not take your gun you won't have anything to worry about.The President and all of his Democrap party keep saying this.
    If Obama said it, It has to be true because he does not ever lie to any of us in America.

    Really though, I'm pretty sure the N.R.A. store sells a book with the gun laws in every state. It does not cost much but probably a great thing to have if you travel.
    Ronnie

    Here ya Go::: http://www.nrastore.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Books+on+reciprocal+state+laws
     
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  9. radelahunt

    radelahunt Glock 19/43 Fanatic (Always Carrying)

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    https://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/state-gun-laws/illinois/

    My plan is to, while in Illinois (I'll be visiting this state soon) to, right before I cross the border into Illinois, get out of my car and store my gun.