I am thinking about buying my Dad a handgun as a gift. My Dad is the one who taught me to shoot and hunt, and has generally encouraged my interest in firearms (for utility and recreation). He's always owned guns, but never a handgun. He's done a lot for me over the years, and last time he was down we went to the range. After a nice afternoon of shooting my various guns, he told me that he had "always wanted a nice handgun". His desire for a handgun for home defense was only compounded when my parents' neighbor was murdered in her home in the middle of the night, not thirty feet from where my parents were sleeping at the time... It's been a few years ago now, but that sort of thing always remains in the back of your mind. Anyway... Since I am in a position that would allow me to get him something nice, I figured a handgun would be a great gift. The problem is that I live in Ohio and he lives in the "Republic of Illinois". What would I legally have to do to give him a gun? Are there exceptions to the transport rules that allow for "family transactions"? How would I find out? He does have his FOID, that much I know.