For the 2015 Show the following Rules Apply to Show Attendees:
The Chicagoland Gun show is an Education Symposium. No Attendee Gun Selling or Trading is permitted. This is a Buyers Show! Vendors at the show will be selling firearms, ammo, knives and related accessories. Attendees will not be permitted to enter the show with personally owned guns. Show Management and Local Police Authority reserve the right to do random checks of bags and articles of clothing.
Illinois requires residents to possess a valid FOID card to handle or purchase firearms or ammunition. The card is valid for 5 years, with no limit on the number of firearms purchased. State law does not provide for concealed firearm permits.
The show will have a limited number of gun on display for sale. If you are anticipating a traditional gun show with lots of vendors, guns and ammo this is not the show for you. If you want to learn the latest in gun safety, self defense, home safety, IL Laws, etc this is the show for you.
Click Here for the Seminar Schedule
HOW TO PURCHASE GUNS AT THE CHICAGOLAND GUN SHOW?
Register for an FOID in advance at a local center or with the state
You must have a Firearms Owners Identification Card (FOID) card. You have to wait 30 days for them. www.dnr.state.il.us has the registrations or you can go to a sports store and they do it for you. its 5 dollars online and $15 or more at the store but the store takes the picture and processes all the paperwork. http://www.isp.state.il.us/foid/
Non Residents are permitted to attend the show but to purchase Firearms and Accessories must have a valid IL (FOID) card.
Attendees are required to obtain the proper wrist band for admission to the gun show. The wristband will also gain you access to the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show that has Chicagoland Gun Show Exhibitors.
Frequently Asked Questions about an FOID: http://www.isp.state.il.us/foid/firearmsfaq.cfm
Firearm Owner's Identification Information: http://www.isp.state.il.us/foid/foidinfo.cfm
FOID Application: http://www.isp.state.il.us/foid/foidapp.cfm
RESOURCES (link the below)
Illinios State Rifle Association: http://www.isra.org/links/illinois_firearms_info.shtml
Acquiring or Transferring Firearms in Illinois: http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/9-049.pdf
Transport Your Gun Legally: http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/1-154.pdf
STATE & FEDERAL GUN LAWS
Gun owners, dealers, and collectors must follow state and federal laws if they wish possess a firearm, or run a business selling guns.
The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution says that "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Gun owners often cite the Second Amendment when arguing against state or local gun law restrictions.
Federal Gun Laws
Federal law restricts who can own, possess, or sell a gun. The National Firearms Act makes it unlawful for a person to have a firearm that is not specifically registered to them.
Under the Brady Act, you cannot have a gun for personal or business if you:
1. Were convicted of a crime punishable by being in prison for more than one year;
2. Are a fugitive from justice;
3. Are addicted to, or illegally use, any controlled substance;
4. Have been ruled mentally defective by a court, or are committed to a mental institution;
5. Are an illegal alien living in the United States unlawfully;
6. Received a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces;
7. Renounced your U.S. citizenship, if you are a U.S. citizen;
8. Are subject to a court restraining order that involves your 'intimate partner,' your partner's child, or children
9. Were convicted of domestic violence in any court of a misdemeanor.
State Gun Laws
To check your local Illinois Municipal Ordinances relating to firearms click here: http://www.isp.state.il.us/foid/ordinances.cfm
Gun Safety Tips
- Follow local, state, and federal gun laws. If you own or sell guns, you must still use extreme care when handling them. Mistakes happen, and guns have the potential to seriously injure or kill.
- If you are outside your home state, check applicable local and state laws regarding gun ownership, possession, and use.
- Make sure that you get safety training and practical experience to supplement your lawful gun possession and ownership.
- Like any dangerous weapon, guns have the ability to hurt others. If someone is hurt, or property is damaged in an incident involving your gun, you could be held liable in a civil lawsuit, and/or face charges in a criminal court.
- Never let children play with guns.
- Keep your firearm safely secured and unloaded when not in use.
- Never use guns while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.