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Illinois' assault weapons ban information

Gun owners face a Jan. 1 deadline to register their assault weapons with the state under Illinois’ assault weapons law.

Between the lawsuits and ongoing policymaking, the exact guns, accessories and ammunition covered under the Protect Illinois Communities Act remain unclear to many gun rights advocates, who point out that the ban includes some of the most popular models in the country.

The assault weapons ban went into effect when Gov. JB Pritzker signed it in January 2023, immediately prohibiting the sale in Illinois of a long list of weapons and attachments. But Illinoisians who own assault...


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