Quiz – Illinois Concealed Carry Law

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1) In Illinois you must advise any law enforcement officer you come into contact with that you are carrying (true / false)

2) You can walk (or ride) through a park while carrying as long at the path / trail you are on goes through the park and keeps going (true/false)

3) You can carry on the trails and paths in Illinois State Parks (true / false)

4) Aside from the third offense of carrying while intoxicated, there are no felony penalties under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act (true/false)

5) A licensee who leaves his gun in his vehicle must first unload it (true/false)

6) A licensee can leave his gun in his vehicle, but the gun must be in a container of some sort (such as the glove box or center console) (true/false)

7) A licensee can leave his gun in his vehicle without locking the vehicle (true/false)

8) You cannot walk on the sidewalk on a college / university campus while carrying (true/false)




1) False.  Unless you are asked if you are carrying, you are under no legal obligation to inform a law enforcement officer. However, it is a good idea to do so.

2) True. As long as you are ‘passing through’ a park on a trail that is not merely in the park, but rather the trail just passes through the park.

3) True. However, carrying in the buildings is prohibited.

4) True.  All penalties are misdemeanors, aside from the third offense of carrying while intoxicated.

5) False.  There is nothing in the law that requires the gun be unloaded.

6) True.  Obviously, the gun doesn’t have to be in a container while you are with it (just concealed), but when you leave the vehicle, it must be in some container.  The glove box and center console qualify, but a locked box / portable safe would be better.

7) True.  While most people lock their vehicles, as long as the container is locked, the car does not have to be locked.

8) True. This is a tricky one, as most colleges are sprawling all around the town they are in.  You can always walk on a public right-of-way.  However, if the sidewalk is a college-owned sidewalk (like the walkway going up to each building), then you are not on the public right-of-way and you are breaking the law.

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