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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Open Carry in Illinois.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 4 March

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Open Carrying in Illinois

Illinois prohibits any person from knowingly carrying or possessing a firearm upon any public lands within the corporate limits of a city, village or incorporated town, except on the person's own land, in his or her own home or fixed place of business, on the land or in the legal dwelling of another person as an invitee with that person's permission, or when invited on public lands for the purpose of the display of a firearm or the lawful commerce in firearms. The statute does not apply to transportation of firearms that are:

1) broken down in a non-functioning state;
2) not immediately accessible; or
3) unloaded and enclosed in a case, firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other container by a person with a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification ("FOID") card. Various additional exceptions apply, including open carrying for hunting and target shooting…

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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