Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law, which will ban so-called “assault weapons”. The reason for this law is to prevent legally-obtained weapons from falling into the hands of bad actors and criminals. A recent mass shooting in Illinois that was carried out with a legal weapon was cited here. The ban will most likely affect all “semi-automatic” weapons, or maybe just “AR-15s” which were mentioned by name. The law also places limits on the capacity of magazines. Current gun owners who possess any of the newly-restricted guns are now required to register them with local authorities. Several County Sheriffs have signaled that they will refuse to enforce the law after it goes into effect.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signs assault weapons ban for state – Axios Chicago
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Gov. Pritzker signs assault weapons ban – CBS Chicago