Chicago gun laws out of control.

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by gvw3, May 4, 2012.

  1. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
  2. How the hell is transporting a firearm considered unlawful use of a weapon?!?!? :mad:


  3. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    It doesn't sound like it should be a problem. The firearm is unloaded. Ammunition is not in the same container as the weapon.

    It's too bad Chicago can't just be it's own state, that way the rest of Illinois doesn't have to deal with Chicago BS and I don't have to encase and unload my pistol if I am traveling through there.
    Last edited: May 4, 2012
  4. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    Here are some statements I pulled from the state of ILL website.

    There is more than one way to legally transport a firearm. However, in order to be in compliance with all statutes, it is recommended all firearms be transported:
    Enclosed in a case and,
    By persons who have a valid FOID card.

    Non- residents must be legally eligible to possess or acquire firearms and ammunition in their state of residence. It is recommended that, in order to be in compliance with all statutes, non-residents transport all firearms:
    Unloaded, and
    Enclosed in a case, and
    Not immediately accessible or broken down in a nonfunctioning state.

    Now here is how Chicago can get away with this

    Illinois' Unlawful Use of Weapons law does not preempt local ordinances from banning firearms. Persons carrying or transporting firearms through such communities could be subject to local firearm ordinances. It is recommended that you contact local authorities regarding their firearm ordinances.

    How can a city law override a state law? A state law can't override a federal law. Use extreme caution if you need to go through Chicago on you way to anywhere.
  5. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Remember, obozo and his cronies run that place and just like new york, they are a bunch of left wing lunatic crazies that would love to disarm EVERYONE. I know why Juker is making his great escape from that liberal pit as we speak.
  6. armoredman

    armoredman Active Member

    FOPA has been corrupted and watered down to the point of uselessness, from what I have seen. Don't go through Chicago with anything more dangerous that your pen, unless you're a criminal. Then it's OK, the Mayor and company LIKE criminals.
  7. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Just a minor thought, here.

    He was getting on the bus, in Chicago. That means, to me, that he was IN Chicago (not "passing through" from a spot where it was legal to have to gun to another spot that it was legal to have the gun, which would be protected under the FOPA of 1986). If you are IN Chicago, with a gun, you have broken the law.

    Now, if he (the Nevada guy) was visiting someone in Chicago, as soon as he crossed the city limits with those guns in his suitcase, HE BECAME A CRIMINAL. And if the cops found out about the guns, when he was getting on the bus to go back to Nevada, he was still in Chicago, and STILL BREAKING THE LAW.

    It seems to me that if you feel the need to go to the City of Chicago, the City of Washington, the State of New Jersey, the State of Massachusetts, the State of New York or the State of California, you need to either leave your firearms at home, or for God's sake keep your mouth shut about it.

    Morons run around telling the police, "I'm breaking the law", and then the internet gets upset when said morons get arrested.
  8. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    A bit off topic. But I was just wondering if anybody knew what the repercussions would be, if one of the southern-most Great Lakes were to rise about 20 feet and not recede?

    Maybe some sort of natural, previously unknown phenomena, where folks had two weeks or so to evacuate.

    Just curious.

    Sorry about going off topic. :(
  9. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    They would raise the taxes.
  10. Assuming the following:
    1) He wasn't transporting the firearms in accordance with Federal law
    2) He wasn't just passing through the city of Chicago as part of his travels and,
    3) He wasn't changing modes of transportation in Chicago (such as switching buses in a terminal).
  11. Iron Eagle

    Iron Eagle Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    Say, people- check this out. I just got it in an email, and it is not good. You can see it at "We are preparing for massive civil war."
  12. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    I see a great many "gaps" in the story line.

    First, why was the gentleman "boarding" the dog in Chicago ? Was a stop there part of his planned - or ticketed - itinary ?

    Second, was the gentleman enroute to another destination where he would have been "legal" ? IOW did the "Dog's " schedule or actions cause him to be in violation of local law(s) ?

    Third, does Greyhound provide secure storage inside the boarding/examination area for persons enroute that are changing buses ? (There is a benchmark NJ case where a passenger was forced to violate local law due to direct action of his carrier.)

    Fourth, if travelers are going to be held liable for violations of local law(s) - regardless of intent/circumstances commerce in the nation is going to come to a screeching halt ! If a municipality can impose draconian restrictions upon traveling with guns, why not equally draconian ones against traveling with cash, or portable computers, or machinery or tools ? IOW, if "potential criminal enterprise"is the peg upon which these municipalities are going to hang their hat, possession of any object they decide to prohibit meets that criterium. >MW
  13. Iron Eagle

    Iron Eagle Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    It appears to have pulled down. I couldn't get it to show up. If you send me your email, I will send it to you. Don't worry, once I send it, your email will be deleted from my computer.
  14. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Fort Pierce Fl
    How many crimes are comitted in Chicago by ppl with guns they are not to have ?????????
  15. Are we to include the elected officials in that count? :eek:
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