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    Hmm maybe I was wrong.

    Nevermind. I found the answer finally with the right google fu--it appears to be OK.

    I was under the impression that it was legal for me, as someone from outside of Illinois, to keep a firearm in my hotel room (as long as I am careful to transport it correctly). The other day I spoke to a Colorado lawyer and he seemed to think that no, I couldn't do it without a FOID.

    So I figured this was worth checking on. He's not an Illinois lawyer, after all, perhaps he's just mistaken. I found this:

    Can I keep a firearm in my hotel room when I
    travel?

    Yes, assuming no local ordinance applies. The
    critical question is how the firearm was carried
    into the room and transported in a vehicle. Those
    actions must be done lawfully.
    here: http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/transgun0-000.pdf

    which looked like it confirmed I was right. But then I realized... it doesn't specify non-resident in many places, just some. The fact that this pamphlet *sometimes* says non-residents can do x, y, or z without running afoul of UUW and doesn't say non-residents can do keep a firearm in their hotel room, makes me wonder if maybe I assumed too much.

    Any insights? Thanks.
    Last edited by SteveInCO; 04-06-2014 at 01:01 AM.

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    Well,,,

    You need to study some more...

    You are a Colorado resident!
    You Wont be able to get an Illinois FOID Card... Ever!!!
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    Oh, I know that. That's not quite the question I was originally asking

    The question was, do I, as a non-resident, while staying in a hotel room in Illionois, need an FOID (which I can't get) to have a firearm with me in the hotel room. If the answer is yes--then it's clearly illegal for non-residents to have a firearm in their hotel room, because said card is unobtainable. If the answer is no, then yes I can have the gun with me (so long as I am careful about transporting the gun to and from the room).
    Last edited by SteveInCO; 04-06-2014 at 12:38 PM.

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    In a Illinois supreme court ruling from several years ago basically stated that a nonresident permit was equal to an IL FOID card.

    Even With HR218 creds I am still very careful in hard core anti gun areas.

    One might win in court but the time and money could be very costly.
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    This would be Rosement, FYI. It is certainly more anti-gun than anyplace near me but I don't know how it compares with the actual city of Chicago.

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