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Illinois: Senate Passes Gun Ban Bill & Sends to House

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Illinois: Senate Passes Gun Ban Bill & Sends to House

Last night, the Senate voted 34-20 to pass House Bill 5471 with Senate Floor Amendments 3, 4, and 5, to gut the original bill and adopt language to ban commonly-owned firearms and magazines. Please contact your state representative and ask them to OPPOSE HB 5471.

House Bill 5471, as amended, bans many semi-automatic firearms that law-abiding citizens commonly own for self-defense, competition, and recreation, as well as certain spare parts for them, bans handgun magazines that can hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition, long gun magazines that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition, and “combination[s] of parts” from which such magazines can be assembled, bans .50 BMG caliber firearms and ammunition, and expands the duration of the state's “red flag” firearm restraining order by increasing it from 6 to 12 months. The list of banned firearm models is more comprehensive than in the bill the House previously passed.

Citizens may only lawfully keep their banned firearms or banned parts if they register them with the government. They may keep banned magazines owned prior to the ban, but may only use and possess them under certain conditions, such as on private property and at shooting ranges. The magazines also must be transported unloaded and enclosed in cases. Owners of banned magazines must notify state police to transfer them to heirs, out-of-state individuals, and licensed firearm dealers. The bill also requires individuals to hold a FOID to possess banned magazines.

Again, please contact your state representative and ask them to OPPOSE HB 5471.


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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.