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Illinois Bans The Sale Of “Assault Weapons”, High-Capacity Magazines

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.

SOURCES:

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signs assault weapons ban for state – Axios Chicago

McHenry County sheriff calls ‘assault weapons’ ban unconstitutional, says his office will not enforce it

Illinois county sheriffs refuse to enforce assault weapons ban, deem law unconstitutional | CIProud.com

NRA-ILA | Illinois: Gun Ban Goes to Governor

Illinois sheriff says will not arrest people solely for possessing semiautomatic weapons after state ban | Fox News

Illinois becomes latest US state to ban assault weapons – ABC News

Gov. Pritzker signs assault weapons ban – CBS Chicago

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