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Posted: 9/12/2010 7:19:45 PM EDT
for you GD folks that are from IL,if I have my AR in my car and I get pulled over,am I required by law to tell the cop? If not,is it a courtesy that I should follow? I know to keep it unloaded in a case,keep ammo in a seperate part of the car etc etc.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:22:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Truth2882:
for you GD folks that are from IL,if I have my AR in my car and I get pulled over,am I required by law to tell the cop? If not,is it a courtesy that I should follow? I know to keep it unloaded in a case,keep ammo in a seperate part of the car etc etc.


DO NOT TELL THE COP, I SAY AGAIN, DO NOT TELL THE COP!!!!

Just make sure it is encased/unloaded, preferably in the trunk.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:26:05 PM EDT
There is no reason to state that you have a firearm in the vehicle unless the officer asks you specifically if there is a firearm in the vehicle.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:27:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:
Originally Posted By Truth2882:
for you GD folks that are from IL,if I have my AR in my car and I get pulled over,am I required by law to tell the cop? If not,is it a courtesy that I should follow? I know to keep it unloaded in a case,keep ammo in a seperate part of the car etc etc.


DO NOT TELL THE COP, I SAY AGAIN, DO NOT TELL THE COP!!!!

Just make sure it is encased/unloaded, preferably in the trunk.


You are not legally required to do so unless you are so prompted, however it may be prudent depending on your circumstances to disclose the firearm's presence.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:29:39 PM EDT
not required to to tell him unless you are asked. Never volunteer info to police (esp. in this state). Gun must be in latched or zipped case and unloaded.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:32:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By biglou250:
There is no reason to state that you have a firearm in the vehicle unless the officer asks you specifically if there is a firearm in the vehicle.

Even then. Just ignore the question. If you answer yes, you are not going any farther until he inspects the gun, with lots of backup of course, and they they will all stand around dreaming up an excuse to confiscate the gun at the very least, and maybe arrest you as well.
You have the right to remain silent. Use it.

I don't live there now, but I used to.

This advice is applicable in all other states, too.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:33:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:
Originally Posted By Truth2882:
for you GD folks that are from IL,if I have my AR in my car and I get pulled over,am I required by law to tell the cop? If not,is it a courtesy that I should follow? I know to keep it unloaded in a case,keep ammo in a seperate part of the car etc etc.


DO NOT TELL THE COP, I SAY AGAIN, DO NOT TELL THE COP!!!!

Just make sure it is encased/unloaded, preferably in the trunk.
This. Also, you do not have to keep the ammo separate from the firearm, it just has to be unloaded.

Mike F

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