Illinois Takes Aim: The 2024 Assault Weapons Ban

Registration Requirement

Owners of assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and listed devices prior to the ban must submit an endorsement affidavit via their Firearm Owner’s Identification Card account by January 1, 2024​​.

Banning Semi-Automatic Rifles

The law is part of 320 new state laws from 2024, notably including a ban on semi-automatic rifles​​.

Registration Deadline

Those owning banned weapons or attachments before the ban's signing on January 10, 2024, must register them by January 1, 2024​

Wide-Ranging Impact

he ban affects a variety of firearms and accessories, specifically targeting AR-15 style weapons and over 170 different models of firearms​

Legislative Response to Violence

The bill, prompted by a mass shooting in Highland Park, aims to ban the sale and manufacture of assault weapons in Illinois​​.

Enforcement Challenges

Many county sheriffs in Illinois have indicated they won't enforce the ban, specifically its impact on private assault weapon owners​​.

Specific Models Banned

Sales of specific guns like the Smith & Wesson M&P 15, used in the Independence Day attack, and nearly 200 other models are banned​

Protect Illinois Communities Act

This Act, signed on January 10th, enacts the assault weapon ban and alters various gun laws in Illinois​​.

Banning Specific Brands and Types

The law prohibits numerous specific brands or types of rifles and handguns, including .50-caliber guns and rapid-firing devices​

Limit on Rifle Capabilities

The law also stipulates that no rifle will be allowed to accommodate more than 10 rounds​​.