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Fopa

Discussion in 'Law & Order' started by Laufen, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Laufen

    Laufen The Legend
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    Does FOPA provide any protection for transporting suppressors across the state of Illinois? I wouldn't be stopping, just passing through the corner of the state. I can reroute if need be, just wondering if fopa gives any protection for somebody peacefully passing through a non-gun friendly state with cans.
     
  2. karlvv

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    Just keister dem shits.
     
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  3. dial1911

    dial1911 Pro Grade Canine Copulator
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    I have no idea... and I'd likely place a friendly phone call to the local ATF office.

    My google skills produced this, but of course it's related to firearms, not suppressors.

    Stolen from Wikipedia:

    One of the law's provisions was that persons traveling from one place to another has a defense for any State firearms offense in a state that has strict gun control laws if the traveler is just passing through (short stops for food and gasoline), provided that the firearms and ammunition are not immediately accessible, that the firearms are unloaded and, in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment, the firearms are located in a locked container other than the glove compartment.[11]

    This section has also been interpreted to protect air travel[12]

    Also: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/926A

    I would guess that since suppressors are transferred on the same 4473 as a firearm, they would be considered a firearm. Although I damn sure wouldn't bet my freedom or suppressors on that assumption.
     
  4. Laufen

    Laufen The Legend
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    Yeah, the whole thing makes me nervous. I think I'll just add an extra hour to my trip and sidestep Illinois.
     
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  5. dial1911

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    That would be the safe bet for sure.

    If I were going to pass through, EVERYTHING would be separated into different padlocked boxes. And I'd be driving the speed limit and leaving a lot of room around me in traffic.
     
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  6. the_great_white

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    Dammit....I was hoping to bust your chops for misspelling faux pas.
     
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  7. NWS

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    FOPA does but NY, NJ, MA, IL, are notorious for not giving a shit about FOPA and throwing your ass in jail. Sure you will probably get off but at what cost.
     
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