No, and the Diggins decision by the Illinios Supreme Court only reinforces the legality in my mind. Yes it is legal. Yes you may get arrested by some LEO who doesn't know the transport law. Yes you should win the case if you follow the law. You may get a $50,000 settlement like Mr. Hostman did from DesPlaines if this happens.
I imagine more folks than ever are "fanny pack transporting" . I have been doing it for about 6 years now, never been stopped by a LEO, never been asked what is in the pack, except by a 10 year old.Alaw enforcement friend asked me if there was a gun in it and I said "It may or may not contain a handgun." The answer to that question is "emergency stuff, pepper spray, cell phone, and things like that" Yes I do carry pepper spray and a cell phone. My pack is an Uncle Mikes black pack.
A couple goes to a handgun class I'mtaking and mentioned reading about "fanny packtransport" the wife said she bought a fanny pack. So I would say more folks are doing it all the time. They are also getting the Pa LTC.
Thehandgun class I'm taking was for Personal Protectionin the home, butone of the instructors did mention "fanny pack transport" in passing, saying that they want to concentrate on "in home protection" but will be doing a class on "outside the home" later. One of the instructors is former ISP trooper, retired.