Saint Charles, IL asked in Civil Rights and Municipal Law for Illinois

Q: Are tasers legal to have and carry in Illinois if a person has a FOID card?

I'd like to keep on at home or in my purse/car.

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Kimber Russell
Kimber Russell
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Tasers are legal in IL with a valid FOID card, however, there are exceptions to when they may be used including:

--when you intend to use the weapon unlawfully against someone else

--while you’re masked or hooded in a way to hide your identity

--in a place licensed to sell intoxicating beverages

--at any licensed public gathering where admission is charged

--in a school, college, or courthouse

--in or within 1,000 feet of a public park

--in public housing, or

--on public transit.

(720 Ill. Comp. Stat § 5/24-1 (2019).)

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