Disclaimer: The above information is for educational purposes only. The claims invoked should not be considered as legal advice and have not been examined by a lawyer. You can be arrested for anything, and the letter of the law becomes your defense in court. As I understand it, the local gun laws were overturned by the state and anticipated once the CCL law was passed. This means that the magazine capacity limits for pistols are not valid and are only controlled at the state level. Also, local ordinances that still have magazine capacity restrictions in their law books can only apply to long guns/rifles, as the state has preempted all local handguns that have been used in many high-profile mass shootings across the country. During the July four mass shooting in the suburb of Highland Park, in which seven people were killed, officials said the shooter used an M&P15 semi-automatic rifle purchased legally in the Chicago area. “40 people fired,” the message reads. In a city where handguns are illegal. These are not weapons. Or law-abiding people. Thomas Kral needs to update his blog post here because it is misleading: www.gunrights4illinois.com/blog/the-ar15-pistol-in-chicago/ Open carrying firearms is generally illegal, except when hunting or on one`s own land or in one`s own home or permanent establishment or in the country or apartment or permanent establishment of another person with that person`s permission.   If a qualified coroner, law enforcement officer or school administrator determines that a firearm owner`s mental state makes him or her “a clear and present danger” to himself or herself or others, he or she must report it to the Illinois State Police (ISP) within 24 hours.
The ISP can then revoke the individual`s Firearms Owner Identification Card (FOID), which does not give them the right to legally possess firearms.   Well, with 168 pages and because I didn`t have the best understanding of legal jargon like others could, I was hoping for SOME clarification, even though I knew it wouldn`t be the answer. Based on our research, we evaluate the claim that handguns are illegal in Chicago as FALSE. While Chicago once had policies that effectively prohibited the possession of handguns in the city, the Supreme Court struck them down in 2010. Currently, the city has a ban on assault weapons, but not handguns. He never completely banned weapons. Some local governments have knife laws that are more restrictive than those of the state. In Chicago, it is illegal to carry a knife with a blade larger than 64 mm (2.5 inches) in length.  CLAIM: Weapons, including handguns, are illegal in Chicago.
The gun owner`s ID card is issued by the Illinois State Police and must be renewed every 10 years — although the state has a well-documented history of not pursuing revoked or expired gun licenses or illegal guns in their owners` possession. The Illinois Firearms License, called a FOID card, is required for the purchase of weapons and ammunition, and only for the possession of a firearm. I am not a lawyer for the PO, but I have a personal opinion on this subject. The fervent skeptic in me wonders if the reason there is no legal precedent surrounding most potentially unconstitutional local gun laws is because prosecutors are smart enough to recognize the flaws in these laws and do not want them to be reviewed by courts that add their name to the precedent? Source: library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Illinois/chicago_il/municipalcodeofchicago?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:chicago_il All this is a secular interpretation of the “letter of the law” and should not be taken as legal advice. Cautious people will be quick to point out that there is no “jurisprudence” on the subject. This means that no legal gun owners have yet been arrested and prosecuted for violating this regulation. When a judge or jury makes a decision, we have the case law. But it is important to note that we may never have case law on an issue when the letter is so black and white. Anyone in Chicago who chooses to own an AR15 pistol should do so with caution, knowing that they may have to defend their rights in court.
SBRs are legal. You just have to jump through a few extra tires. “Handguns are just as legal in Chicago as they are in Dallas,” said John Donohue III, a law professor at Stanford University. On June 26, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the ban on small arms and light weapons in Washington, D.C. in District of Columbia v. Brighter.  Chicago and other municipalities have come under legal pressure to change their laws.   In the months following the Heller decision, small arms bans in the suburbs of Wilmette, Morton Grove, Evanston, and Winnetka, were lifted, but Chicago and Oak Park retained their laws.
  AR pistols are legal throughout the state, at least for now. Chicago has banned the possession of certain semi-automatic firearms, which it defines as offensive weapons, as well as laser sights.   Chicago residents must “immediately” report a stolen or lost firearm and report the transfer of a firearm within 48 hours of such transmission.  In a home where a person under the age of 18 is staying, all weapons must be secured with a trigger lock or stored in a locked container or attached to the body of the rightful owner.  The allegation also spread on social media. One Twitter user wrote in a May 26 tweet: “Guns are illegal in Chicago. Chicago has major crimes committed with guns every weekend.