scarylarry99 wrote:Good question. You may want to look at the topic "Has anyone open carried in Rural Illinois?" I've OCd myself on my rural area not far from the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. It was however brought up in a topic about "open carry in the Shawnee National Forest" in a topic on the IllinoisCarry.com/forum that I referenced in the post here. Seems it may be illegal under aggravated UUW legislation. Since you live in town I guess you'd have to carry your handgun unloaded and encased til you got outside of town and then open carry in any case. That seems rather awkward to me.I live in small town we go for walks outside of town can I open carry?
You might want to consider in any event if someone on the route you walk will make a "man with a gun" call to the sheriff's department. I've OCd a few times while on walks on my road, prior to reading that it might bring an agrivated UUW charge. Only 3 other folks on my road. I met one while walking, don't know if she even noticed my handgun. We greeted each other and she walked past going in the other direction.