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Fanny pack carry is legal. Period.

September 10, 2012

While some politicians posture in public to the contrary, “fanny pack carry” is legal in Illinois.

Here is Illinois law explained, directly from “Transport Your Firearm Legally”:

HOW CAN I LEGALLY TRANSPORT A FIREARM ON MY PERSON OR IN MY SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLE (SUV), PICKUP TRUCK, VAN, STATION WAGON, OR EVEN A MOTORCYCLE?

Three statutory codes regulate the possession, transfer, and transportation of firearms – the Criminal Code, the Wildlife Code, and the Firearm Owner’s Identification Act. In order to comply with those statutes when transporting a firearm, it must be:
Unloaded, and
Enclosed in a case, and
By persons who have a valid FOID card.

HOW CAN I LEGALLY TRANSPORT OR POSSESS AMMUNITION?

Illinois law requires residents possessing ammunition have a valid FOID card. The location of ammunition being transported, including ammunition being transported in loaded magazines, is not regulated if the firearm is possessed or transported lawfully.

IS IT LEGAL TO HAVE AMMUNITION IN THE CASE WITH THE FIREARM?

Yes, as long as the firearm is unloaded and properly enclosed in a case.

5 Responses to Fanny pack carry is legal. Period.

  1. Mir Shahid Hossain on September 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

    GUNS SAVE LIVES

  2. jboch on September 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Guns Save Life, sir.

  3. E. Zach Lee-Wright on September 11, 2012 at 7:10 am

    OK, got it. Now how do you get the police, prosecutors, judges, and juries to believe it? And then how do you keep freedom Nazis from passing another law declaring cased carry to be unlawful (i.e. California and the bullet button issue or the open carry issue, or a dozen other issues)? As long as you have to put up with Rahmunism you will be thrown in jail regardless of the law.

  4. jboch on September 11, 2012 at 9:08 am

    The law is the law. Police, prosecutors can choose to believe it or they can pay USC 1983 damages.

    It’s not really that hard.

  5. Ed on September 11, 2012 at 10:56 am

    True for non residents also?