Do you own the business or have permission from the owner to OC?
A fayette County deputy showed up at my business today and say that one of my customers was intimidated because I was open carrying a gun and it scared him. The story goes that he contacted the one of my companies that I do business with and they called the sheriffs department. Officer asked for my Foid which i presented and he ran it to see it is was valid. It was of course, and he handed me back my card and sorry I bothered you. they think is I haven't open carried in three weeks.
Do you own the business or have permission from the owner to OC?
Not critisizing, But If this is you shop/business what right does ANY COP have to ask for your "PAPERS" ? Sorry, but at this point That was me, I would have told him that it is my shop, I didn't call you, Now Screw! Yes I would have used those words. Now if the Officer came over and made small talk, short of asking for "PAPERS" , No problem. Just My rant, I am tired of COPS of any kind over stepping thier bounds. I am a retired COP and in 29+ years if there was no violation of law I never asked to check the Firearm, Unless it was during Waterfowl season and checking for magazine capacity and type of shot.
Illinois requires you to have in your possession an FOID card whenever you are in possession of a firearm or ammunition. Peace officers have the authority to demand you produce it if you are in possession of a firearm. The statute does not provide exemption if you are on your own land or business. In Illinois possession does not always require the firearm or FOID card to be on your person just under your immediate control.
Your papers please!
The illinois Foid act says that you are required to present the card to any law enforcement officer when requested. The card requirement may be ruled unconstitutional one of these days but for right now you are required to pay 10 dollars for a 10 year permit to own, have on your person any firearm or to purchase ammo. Illinois also says that a pellet rifle over .18 caliber or over 700 fps is a firearm. Illinois cannot prohibit the purchase but can prevent procession.
I emailed through the ISP website & have yet to hear back on this...:
How does a non-IL resident get a FOID, or are we allowed to carry without one?
If I can't have a FOID, and can't carry without one, then IL is denying my Constitutional RKBA.
It sucks that they've managed to force that on residents (which is one reason I wouldn't live there), even on their own property or in their own business.
You havent carried in 3 weeks cause of this? A LEO already checked you out and your good. No need to stop carring now. You never know, next week you could be robbed. Better to have it and not need it then to need it and not have it.
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Issue: Whether the Second Amendment prohibits a State from denying the right to keep and bear arms to nonresidents?
Plaintiff: Ellen Mishaga
Defendant: Jonathon E. Monken, Director of the Illinois Department of State Police
Court: U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Springfield Division
Status: On July 27, 2010, Ms. Mishaga filed her complaint.
Next Event: Responsive pleading by Defendant
History: Ellen Mishaga is an Ohio woman who travels frequently to the State of Illinois to visit and to reside in the home of friends; however, under Illinois law she is barred from purchasing or possessing a firearm or ammunition because she does not possess a Firearms Owner Identification Card (FOID). On April 30, 2010, and again on June 14, 2010, Ms. Mishaga’s application for a FOID was denied because, “No Illinois driver’s license number or state identification number [was] provided.”
Illinois requires that individuals obtain a FOID before purchasing or possessing a firearm or ammunition in Illinois. Among the requirements for a FOID is that anyone over the age of eighteen provide an Illinois driver’s license number or Illinois Identification Card number. Nonresidents are exempt from most FOID Act restrictions when hunting, target shooting, or if “licensed or registered to possess a firearm in their resident state”; however, a nonresident without a FOID cannot otherwise possess a functional firearm.
The Illinois Department of State Police must either approve or deny a FOID application within thirty days from receipt and must issue a FOID to persons who qualify. A $10 fee is required to defray administrative costs; a FOID is valid for ten years.
Possessing firearms or ammunition without a FOID or with an expired FOID is a misdemeanor, although a second or subsequent violation is a felony. It is also a felony to possess firearms or ammunition if a person is ineligible for a FOID, even if a person possessed a FOID issued before he became ineligible. The FOID Act contains no self-defense exceptions.
Last edited by lockman; 10-31-2010 at 05:34 PM. Reason: Heading should be: File your lawsuit
The officer wouldn't tell me who is was, but I figure it was either someone up to no good or the guy I am sueing for non payment. I hadn't carried the three weeks prior to contact with the LEO mainly due to archery season and you can't carry a firearm while archery hunting or it is a wildlife violation. I am carrying while i type this.
(430 ILCS 65/2) (from Ch. 38, par. 83‑2)
Sec. 2. Firearm Owner's Identification Card required; exceptions.
(a) (1) No person may acquire or possess any firearm,
stun gun, or taser within this State without having in his or her possession a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued in his or her name by the Department of State Police under the provisions of this Act.
(2) No person may acquire or possess firearm
ammunition within this State without having in his or her possession a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued in his or her name by the Department of State Police under the provisions of this Act.
The provisions of this Section regarding the possession of firearms, firearm ammunition, stun guns, and tasers do not apply to:
(1) United States Marshals, while engaged in the
operation of their official duties;
(2) Members of the Armed Forces of the United States
or the National Guard, while engaged in the operation of their official duties;
(3) Federal officials required to carry firearms,
while engaged in the operation of their official duties;
(4) Members of bona fide veterans organizations
which receive firearms directly from the armed forces of the United States, while using the firearms for ceremonial purposes with blank ammunition;
(5) Nonresident hunters during hunting season, with
valid nonresident hunting licenses and while in an area where hunting is permitted; however, at all other times and in all other places these persons must have their firearms unloaded and enclosed in a case;
(6) Those hunters exempt from obtaining a hunting
license who are required to submit their Firearm Owner's Identification Card when hunting on Department of Natural Resources owned or managed sites;
(7) Nonresidents while on a firing or shooting range
recognized by the Department of State Police; however, these persons must at all other times and in all other places have their firearms unloaded and enclosed in a case;
(8) Nonresidents while at a firearm showing or
display recognized by the Department of State Police; however, at all other times and in all other places these persons must have their firearms unloaded and enclosed in a case;
(9) Nonresidents whose firearms are unloaded and
enclosed in a case;
(10) Nonresidents who are currently licensed or
registered to possess a firearm in their resident state;
(11) Unemancipated minors while in the custody and
immediate control of their parent or legal guardian or other person in loco parentis to the minor if the parent or legal guardian or other person in loco parentis to the minor has a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card;
(12) Color guards of bona fide veterans
organizations or members of bona fide American Legion bands while using firearms for ceremonial purposes with blank ammunition;
(13) Nonresident hunters whose state of residence
does not require them to be licensed or registered to possess a firearm and only during hunting season, with valid hunting licenses, while accompanied by, and using a firearm owned by, a person who possesses a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card and while in an area within a commercial club licensed under the Wildlife Code where hunting is permitted and controlled, but in no instance upon sites owned or managed by the Department of Natural Resources;
(14) Resident hunters who are properly authorized to
hunt and, while accompanied by a person who possesses a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card, hunt in an area within a commercial club licensed under the Wildlife Code where hunting is permitted and controlled;
(15) A person who is otherwise eligible to obtain a
Firearm Owner's Identification Card under this Act and is under the direct supervision of a holder of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card who is 21 years of age or older while the person is on a firing or shooting range or is a participant in a firearms safety and training course recognized by a law enforcement agency or a national, statewide shooting sports organization; and
(16) Competitive shooting athletes whose competition
firearms are sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the International Shooting Sport Federation, or USA Shooting in connection with such athletes' training for and participation in shooting competitions at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and sanctioned test events leading up to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
(c) The provisions of this Section regarding the acquisition and possession of firearms, firearm ammunition, stun guns, and tasers do not apply to law enforcement officials of this or any other jurisdiction, while engaged in the operation of their official duties.
(Source: P.A. 96‑7, eff. 4‑3‑09.)
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you can open carry at my place of business, and i wont even ask you for your foid card.
seems like they should rename that to a forbid card anyway. dont mean crap in wisconsin!
Please keep in mind that HB 182 has changed some things. The language is written into the section NOT in the exemptions requiring "a person who has been issued a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card"
This means if a person is on their own land, place of business or an invitee of such they are not required to own, posses, or produce a FOID card. Yes this means that our friends from other states may do the same when visiting IL
I am a business owner that carries five or six days a week on my property. I have had several officers inquire about me carrying, and all I have ever done is inform them that I am the business owner or property owner. Not once have I ever been ask for a FOID card under these conditions.
To the OP, this type of situation is entirely your call. Are you required to show your FOID card while at your own business? No! However, if I had several customers in my store and a LEO was questioning the firearm, pushing for the FOID card I may present the card as to not create a scene in front of my customers. If I was alone in the store, or just some friends around, then I may refuse and see how far they want to take it.
IANAL and this is only my opinion.
I was born in Racine,BTW. Been a long time since I lived near there, almost 46 years to be exact.
Glad to hear you are exercising what rights you have in your own business.
Last edited by junglebob; 02-23-2011 at 09:24 AM. Reason: spelling
New idea for signage on your privately owned businesses:
Works for me....Any and all persons who possess AND carry firearms for self-defense are welcome on this property. Those who do not carry or are forced to carry by local department policy are not welcome.
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