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Moving from CT to IL

Copperhead333

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Oct 17, 2016
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3
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Ct
Hello all, theirs a very good chance i will be relocating for a job to Aurora, IL. I just recently went through the processes in CT to obtain my permit.

http://vb.opencarry.org/forums/showthread.php?134058-Simsbury-CT-Application-Process-input

I'm kind of upset about having to go through the entire processes again which had already taken a little over 10 weeks in CT :(

Can someone please explain the easiest way possible to go through it again. Is there any parts i can skip because i have just went through it? Is it true once i get my license there it cancels my pistol permit in CT? Thank you in advance.
 

Va_Nemo

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May 1, 2016
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Location
Lynchburg
Condolences. For being in CT. And more for moving to IL. Not sure which is worse.

You should try to relocate south of the Mason Dixon line.

Nemo
 

lockman

State Researcher
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Aug 19, 2006
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Location
Elgin, Illinois, USA
If you locate outside of Cook County and don't reside in the city of Aurora you will be ok.


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junglebob

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Oct 28, 2006
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361
Location
Southern Illinois, Illinois, USA
Condolences. For being in CT. And more for moving to IL. Not sure which is worse.

You should try to relocate south of the Mason Dixon line.

Nemo
CT is may issue and Illinois is shall issue, I think that is a big difference. We also have some good self defense laws. Also with finger prints supplied with the application the CCW license can be issued in as little as 45 days. Without it may take more like 90 to 120 days. If you've taken something like NRA basic pistol, or maybe the CT handgun course (I assume they require a course) you may only need 8 more hours of training.


If possible stay away from Chicago and Cook County. Law enforcement has 30 days to object to an application and Sheriff Dart of Cook County probably does this more that others.
 
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Cort

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Nov 18, 2018
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Location
Arizona
Illinois is a shithole. move to a neighbouring state, you'll be better off. I left in 2008 and never looked back.
 

JTHunter2

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Jul 11, 2017
Messages
191
Location
Planet Earth
Copperhead - there is only one thing I can say and that is "You have my condolences!"
AFAIK, nothing you have taken in CT will transfer to IL. If correct, you will have to take a 16 hour course unless you have already taken the NRA Pistol class, are ex-police, ex-military, or have a hunter safety course. Some of those will get you out of ~4 hours but I believe the NRA course will cut 8 hours. I have no idea what they charge for the 16 hr. courses up that way but prices here in Southern Illinois can vary between $150 and $350. Then there is the cost of the fingerprints that supposedly shorten the wait.
I would STRONGLY urge you to go to ILLINOISCARRY.COM as they have threads about "length of time", "problems", etc. in getting a CCW. BUT, before you can do ANY of that, you have to get your IL driver's license. THEN, you have to get your Firearm Owner's ID ( FOID ) as you can't possess or handle (legally) firearms OR ammunition in this state without the FOID.
Welcome to Purgatory. :mad: (n)
 
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