Car Consoles Are 'Cases' in Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Last week the Illinois Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in People v. Diggins, in which a car glovebox was ruled to be a "case" when transporting guns.
The ruling is important because gunowners carrying a gun in a car container won't be guilty of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon if that weapon is unloaded and enclosed in a case, firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other container by a person who has been issued a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card.
The Supreme Court held that the center console in a motor vehicle is a "case," which means it falls under exemption language regarding transportation of firearms.
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