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Illinois Assault Weapon Ban Details


Details on Illinois Assault Weapon Ban Simplified:

Dear FFL –

Today the Illinois Legislature passed House Bill 5471 and will become effective immediately upon signing by Governor J.B. Pritzker.  Several changes impact the sales of firearms and large capacity magazines.  Below are some of the highlights of the changes:

Assault Weapons Ban

  •  Immediately ends the manufacture, delivery, sale, import, and purchase of assault weapons
  • Allows possession and legal use of existing assault weapons by a person who possessed them before the effective date, so long as the weapon is endorsed with ISP by January 1, 2024
  • Beginning January 1, 2024, an endorsed weapon may only be transferred in limited situations, one being a federal firearms licensed dealer

Large Capacity Magazines Ban (LCM)

  • Immediately bans the manufacture, delivery, sale, or purchase of large capacity magazines.
  • More than 10 round magazine for long guns
  • More than 15 round magazine for handgun
  • 90-days after effective date, possession is prohibited unless the person possessed the device prior to the effective date. Possession is only allowed on private property, on the premises of a FFL for repair, while on a firing range or sport shooting competition venue, or while traveling to or from such locations.

Rapid-fire Devices Ban

  • Immediately bans devices that increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic firearm.


The Illinois State Police strongly encourages you to read the bill in its entirety via the link below:

Additional information will be made available at a later date.

Thank you.

Illinois State Police,

Firearms Services Bureau