Comments: IL SB3659 | 2013-2014 | 98th General Assembly

Bill Title: Provides the Act may be known as the Illinois Public Safety Act. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act to require background checks for the transfer of firearms, except to a family member, by operation of law, or at a gun show. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Bans possession, delivery, sale, and purchase of assault weapons, attachments, and .50 caliber rifles and cartridges, except possession of weapons registered in time provided. Provides exemptions. Makes it unlawful for any person to knowingly deliver, sell, or transfer, or cause to be delivered, sold, or transferred, a large capacity ammunition feeding device. Defines "large capacity ammunition feeding device". Establishes penalties. Exempts sales and transfers to an heir, an individual residing in another state, or a licensed federal firearms dealer. Provides other exemptions. Provides that a retired peace officer may possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device, if lawfully acquired and possessed prior to retirement and a registration affidavit is filed.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Failed) 2015-01-13 - Session Sine Die [SB3659 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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