Public Act 102-1116 (HB5471) Frequently Asked Questions

For additional information please refer to the entire Act at this link

Yes, you can hunt under these circumstances as long as you are on your private property or on private property with permission from the land owner and you are adhering to the 520 ILCS 5/ of the Wildlife Code; however, additional regulations will be forthcoming.

Please refer to section 720 ILCS 5/24-1.9(a)(1) within the link above.

Yes, as long as they provide proper credentials.

Yes, but you can only sell to exempt customers. Please refer to section 720 ILCS 5/24-1.9 and 1.10 within the link above.

Yes, FFLs can still transfer prohibited firearms to out of state FFLs.

Yes, receivers designed or intended to convert a firearm into an assault weapon are prohibited. Please refer to section 720 ILCS 5/24-1.9(a)(3).

Yes, as long as the background was initiated with the Illinois State Police on or prior to 11:59:59 PM on January 10, 2023.

No, only the sale or transfer of an AR or assault weapon with a background initiated with the Illinois State Police on or before January 10, 2023 is allowed to be completed.

In 90 days from the effective date, the Illinois resident can legally possess the firearm on private property owned or immediately controlled by the person, on private property that is not open to the public with the express permission of the person who owns or immediately controls such property, while on premises of a licensed firearms dealer or gunsmith for lawful repair, at a licensed firing range or sport shooting competition venue, or while traveling to and from these locations.

Yes, an Illinois resident may keep any AR 15 or assault weapon that has been defined as an assault weapon under the new law if the firearm was owned prior to effective date of the law and registered between October 1, 2023 and January 1, 2024.

Yes. In the coming months, more detailed information will be made available on how to register the firearm. At this time, you cannot submit an affidavit for registration. The endorsement affidavit will be available by October 1, 2023 and must be signed under oath and submitted to the ISP prior to January 1, 2024.

There is no registration fee.

No, Illinois residents cannot purchase an AR 15 or assault weapon beginning January 11, 2023 unless subject to one of the narrow exemptions listed in section 720 ILCS 5/24-1.9(e) within the link above.

After October 1, 2023 the owner must complete the endorsement affidavit and submit it to the Illinois State Police, then beginning January 1, 2024, they may transfer the assault weapon to an heir, an individual residing in another state maintaining it in another state, or a federal firearms dealer.

A magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition for long guns and more than 15 rounds of ammunition for handguns; or any combination of parts from which a device described can be assembled. See 720 ILCS 5/24-1.10(a).

Yes. If, they legally owned it prior to January 11, 2023 and abide by the limitations within the Act as to where it may be possessed. See 720 ILCS 5/24-1.9(d).

No, unless subject to one of the narrow exemptions future purchases will not be permitted.

Yes, Illinois residents may legally transfer the large capacity ammunition feeding device to an heir, an individual residing in another state maintaining it in another state, a federal firearms dealer, or one of the limited number of people who may purchase under Section 24-1.10(e); however, notification must be made to the Illinois State Police.

Any nonresident who transports, within 24 hours, a weapon from where they may lawfully possess it to another place they may lawfully possess it must ensure the weapon is unloaded and neither the weapon nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment during transport. If the vehicle doesn’t have a compartment outside of the driver’s compartment, the weapon or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.

No, if assault weapon was transferred to the FFL, then it cannot be transferred back to the previous registered owner unless the previously registered owner is subject to one of the narrow exemptions listed in section 720 ILCS 5/24-1.9 within the link above.