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 non-resident..FOID card...handgun ammo purchases
phorvick  [Team Member]
9/18/2006 10:18:41 AM EST
Can a store in Illinois legally sell handgun ammunition to a non-resident (i.e., no FOID card) if the non-resident has ID to show they are from some other State? I.e., can a non-resident legally purchase ammunition in IL inasmuch as they do not have a FOID card?

Or, do I continue to stop in Beloit, WI, before entering IL :)

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Cradddock  [Member]
9/18/2006 10:51:23 AM EST
Yes they can. You need a FOID or out of state DL to purchase a Firearm or ammo in IL.
Walkure  [Member]
9/18/2006 10:51:42 AM EST
Some of my friends here at the University who are residents of other states have had problems trying to buy handgun ammunition from certain places.

It's a semi-gray area of IL law. (IL laws are written like shit, BTW - it happens a lot, especially for gun laws)

This provision seems to exempt from ammo transaction requirements any non-resident who is exempt from having a FOID:



430 ILCS 65/3 (c) The provisions of this Section regarding the transfer of firearm ammunition shall not apply to those persons specified in paragraph (b) of Section 2 of this Act.


430 ILCS 65/2 (b) is the list of FOID exemptions, including numerous ones for non-residents (many of which either overlap or contradict other portions of legislation).

Thus, any non-resident who is exempted from having a FOID to possess/carry/use firearms should be able to legally purchase *any* ammunition in IL, as long as they are otherwise legally able to do so (of proper age with nothing barring them from owning/purchasing it).

This conflicts with specific exemptions which provide for non-residents purchasing shotgun ammunition at a competition for use in the competition.

As long as that quoted passage is still on the books that way, any non-resident is *technically* covered and exempted from IL-specific ammo requirements.
Oslow  [Team Member]
9/18/2006 1:01:16 PM EST
Probably can't buy ammo from a stupid person.
Tango7  [Team Member]
9/19/2006 12:17:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By Oslow:
Probably can't buy ammo from a stupid person.


Had that problem in WI many moons ago at a Shopko... dweeb clerk wouldn't sell ammo to me because I was an out of state resident.
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