Illinois Gun Laws 2024

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Illinois gun laws

A General Summary of Illinois Laws Pertaining to Firearms.


Firearms Purchasing


Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) Card: In Illinois, individuals must obtain a FOID card to purchase or possess firearms and ammunition. This card is issued by the Illinois State Police after a background check. There is a mandatory 72-hour waiting period after the purchase of a firearm, during which the buyer cannot take possession of the firearm.


Firearms Possession


To possess firearms or ammunition in Illinois, individuals must have a valid FOID card. *Unconstitutional

Prohibited Persons: Certain individuals, such as felons, individuals convicted of domestic violence offenses, and individuals subject to certain restraining orders, are prohibited from possessing firearms.


Does Illinois Have a Ban on Ar15s and Standard Capacity Magazines?

Illinois has restrictions on the possession, sale, and transfer of Ar15s, standard-capacity magazines. *Unconstitutional

Gun-Free Zones: Firearms are generally prohibited in certain locations such as schools, government buildings, and public parks unless specifically authorized by law.


How Do You Get A CCW in Illinios?


Illinois is a "may issue" state regarding concealed carry permits. To carry a concealed firearm, individuals must obtain a Concealed Carry License (CCL) issued by the Illinois State Police, subject to meeting certain requirements, completing training, and passing a background check. *Unconstitutional

Open carry of firearms is prohibited in Illinois, with limited exceptions for activities such as hunting or when on one's own property.

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