The wife and I are going on a trip very soon from Texas, through Ok, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and back to Texas. While I never travel without my .45, it looks like Illinois is going to prohibit that. I would love to avoid Illinois, but I'm the best man in a wedding there so it's unavoidable. Reading the Illinois laws having a shotgun locked in a case separate from the ammo seems to be the best bet. I'm flexible to a certain extent, but traveling across the country without anything is a scary option. I want to at least have a tactical 12 gauge with me. For those that have traveled in "enemy" unfriendly territory any advice?