A lot easier to handle than a heavy K-Bar. Screw the law! You can, however, own knives longer than that just stay off those properties. Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. So even though the law doesn’t explicitly require giving up stun guns with a firearms restraining order, without an FOID the respondent wouldn’t have the legal right to possess a stun gun in Illinois as long as the order is in effect. This needs to be updated. I open carry an 8 inch (The blade is 8 inches) Ka-Bar knife in a sheath on my hip. Switchblades are now legal for valid FOID holders to possess and carry. The information provided on this site is not legal advice, does not constitute a lawyer referral service, and no attorney-client or confidential relationship is or will be formed by use of the site. Though probably not expressly illegal to carry, a railroad spike has one use and one use only; railroads. I certainly don’t intend to harm anyone with my collection. I have my foid card and live in IL, far from Chicago, (down by St Louis), but not sure if the blade length will get it confiscated or not. Robbing a bank with a dangerous weapon is another charge. yes, even if it was a battery charge…… the thing is WERE YOU CONVICTED & FOUND GUILTY, How old do u have to be to carry a balisong (butterfly) knife, there are no age restrictions on a sharpened blade weapon. If the knife has some goofy “badass” graphic on it or even if the brand names it something ridiculous that gives an air of being used for causing physical harm, either explicit or poetic?). what if a knife were to carry me? I have a Microtech – Ultratech. The case of People v. Chrisos found that a piece of broken glass that was 2 to 3 inches in length counts as a dangerous weapon since the edge is a blade. That effectively means “no” to the following: Any public: buildings, housing projects, streets, sidewalks, parks, forest preserves, highways, buses or trains or their terminals, ANY schools or school-owned property (even private schools, including colleges), courthouses. Another provision in the same statute makes it illegal to carry stun guns and Tasers on public streets or public land within city limits. There also has been some unique cases that have further defined what a dangerous weapon is. I travel in and around Chicago daily and needless to say there are some bad neighborhoods. I'm Pete and I'm just a small man in a small rural town who loves the outdoors as much as the other million internet users that cruise sites like Knifeup.com every day. IF THE MILITARY,AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND FIREFIGHTER’S CAN USE THEM, THEN WHY CAN’T THE REST OF THE CITIZEN’S. Meaning that a wide variety of knives that are listed as “three inches” are illegal? No. Thumb stud assisted,or flipper assisted,perfectly legal. Does this carry over to knives as well???? Your wording has me confused sir,all autos are assisted by use of spring. I’m assuming most of these laws were written to counteract gang violence in South Chicago. DO NOT ever say you’re carrying it for self defense you will be charged and arrested. I was wondering about a Machete. I have a sheathed knife that is just under 5 and a half inches and i am 16 years old is it illegal to conceal cary a knife that long at my age do I need some sort of permit? Is it illegal to carry? A 3-inch pocket knife would never be in question as to its legality unless you try to hurt someone. In August of 2017, Illinois Public Act 100-0082 was revised to allow for ownership and carry of a switchblade knife as long as you posess a valid Firearms Owner’s Identification (FOID) card. Can you please elaborate on throwing knives (non-folding, single edge blade, less than 6”) in the greater Chicagoland area? As of January 28, 2020 SB2535 (Repeal of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Is it then illegal to carry it even if I have “no intent to harm anyone”? However, for what it’s worth, I’d say your situation is a bit touchy and a police officer who may find you with an actual sword, would surely question you. So can I carry it? Folding knife is not illegal in and of itself as long as it is not a switchblade….length of blade is immaterial. Would be worth looking into and updating your site. I simply want to know that I can carry a tool in a not-so-nice part of Illinois without ending up in prison over weapons charges. They can have between 2 and 4 wheels. So, robbing a bank is one charge. I have asked three police officers whether carrying it is legal or not. If you’re not arrested on the spot, you’ll be causing all sorts of commotion and calls to the police. However, I always have to tell people that I’m not a lawyer and you can’t take my word as final. if your younger than 16 can you carry a ‘lipstick knife’ for self defense (i love in illinois in a safe area but once it gets dark out or your alone it can get a little sketchy and things have happened in my neighbourhood before where i don’t feel as safe as i would with out it but is it illegal for me to carry a lipstick knife or not? In this article, we’re told that any knife can be carried as long as there is no intent to harm anyone. And, for those who care, I have 42 years of wilderness canoeing and bushcraft experience in Northern Ontario and spend most of my Summers covered in mosquitos and fish slime, but hey, it's a lifestyle choice eh? I have a 4 inches long blade knife with sheath is that illegal where can I get a license for it in Illinois. This means other than on completely private property (excluding private property supported by grants, subsidies, TIFs, etc.) This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. That’s my opinion – as always, only a licensed legal counsel in the state of Illinois can confirm anything official. Carrying that is more trouble than it’s worth. I'm really happy I found KnifeUp. For shame. Internet Explorer 11 is no longer supported. But Illinois law differentiates between: The Illinois laws on stun guns and Tasers apply to both types of weapons, as long as their electrical current can disrupt the target’s nervous system in a way that stops normal functioning (720 Ill. Comp. or what if I was a knife, is that legal? A open carry hunting knife may slide in some areas of Illinois, but a sword? You can NOT use any artifice or creative argument to change the length of a knife. After you explain it’s for self-defense, he’d probably look at you strangely and wonder why you wouldn’t choose pepper spray or something much easier to use and more effective against one or more attackers. In other words committing a crime is bad but committing the same crime with a weapon is even worse. You can also carry dirks, razors, daggers, stilettos, and “dangerous knives” all you want as long as you do not have the intent of harming another person. FOID owners can now possess and carry Automatics/switchblades As of 8/11/2017, SB-0607 Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. boot knife at a sporting goods store – Bass Pro or Cabelas average price $25. 720 ILCS 5/33A-1 (2013) Legislative intent and definitions. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, protection order that prohibits you from having a firearm, stun guns, which send a charge on direct contact, and. It is stated as being 3.0″, comes in several blade types with a neck knife sheath but has two retention rings (one for the index finger and one for the pinky finger). I have a “Buck” #112 ranger that I bought on eBay. Even if you have an FOID, it’s against Illinois law to have a stun gun or Taser under certain circumstances and in certain places, including: The Illinois Supreme Court found that a state law's blanket prohibition on carrying stun guns or Tasers in public was an unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment's right to bear arms. I only want to conceal them because I don’t want customers that I visit to think I’m a crazy psycho if I walk in to their businesses with a sheath of 3 or 6 knives on my belt. (430 Ill. Comp. I read somewhere that it is legal to possess a switchblade in the state of illinois as long as the blade is under 3 inches, a hunting knife, and only useable while hunting. Read the case below from the Appellate Court website: https://courts.illinois.gov/opinions/AppellateCourt/2013/1stDistrict/1110707.pdf. Why tf would you carry a rail road spike? You would be under the requirements to conceal carry (At 18 years old you can’t Carry openly or concealed any weapon that would require a concealed carry permit). Knifeup.com is a participant in the Amazon Services Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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