IL House & Senate Have Passed an Assault Weapons Ban. Pritzker to Sign Tonight.
Update 1/10 8:30pm: Governor Pritzker just signed the bill so it goes into effect tomorrow.
He said after signing:
"This is a constitutional bill, the law here that we now have enacted is constitutional, there was a lot of thought that went into it to make sure that it would be, and obviously things will go through the courts and they'll make their determinations but I feel very confident."
Well, game on Governor.
What this means for you:
The bill is effective immediately, which means after midnight the day he signs. There will then be|
- No new sales of banned firearms. (we will however complete sales with background checks started on or before the effective date)
- No new sales of rifle magazines holding more than 10 rounds.
- No new sales of pistol magazines holding more than 15 rounds.
- Firearm Restraining Orders extended from the current 6 months, to 12 months.
- Magazines owned on or before the effective date are legal to keep but restrictions on carry and transportation start in 90 days.
- Banned firearms owned before the effective date are legal to keep but registered with the state in 300 days.
The Governor has announced he will sign this bill tonight at 6pm. Update 8:30pm: Governor Pritzker just signed the bill so it goes into effect tomorrow.
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