The new gun laws in Illinois are still being appealed and debated in court, but what isn't being debated is your need to register your current assault-style guns by 2024. Believe it or not, you may end up behind bars if you don't register them. Here are the details...
This is a controversial topic that I'll make no apologies for. If you're curious about where the most heavily-armed county is in America, you don't need to travel far. It's right across the border from Illinois.
It was just a few days ago that I told you about the current efforts by some lawmakers in Springfield to require fingerprinting and a higher cost for Illinoisans to get a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card. Well, that's all been thrown into disarray now.
Illinois is the only state in the region that requires a Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card to possess a firearm and/or buy ammunition (the constitutionality of that requirement being challenged at the State Supreme Court).
The Illinois State Police (ISP) are well aware of the incredible backlog of Illinois Firearm Owners Identification Cards (FOID) and concealed-carry licenses (CCL) waiting to be renewed, and because of that, they've given a 150-day extension to those of us who've seen our cards expire.