Todd Vandermyde does analysis of the new Illinois Gun Ban Act when it comes to magazines. You might not realize your Glock 19’s standard 15-round magazine is illegal to carry in public thanks to the language in the gun ban bill that bans magazines that can be ‘readily restored or converted’ to accept more than 15 rounds.
It effectively makes any mag with a removable baseplate illegal to sell.
That’s right: if you can readily convert a magazine to accept more than 15 rounds, it’s illegal. Because it’s convertible, it’s illegal – which means you can’t carry them in public effective April 10th.
Again, the provision of the law about carrying in public goes into effect April 10th. Magazines that hold over 15 rounds OR those who have removable baseplates must be transported unloaded and encased in public.
The provision about the sale of magazines is already in effect. Obviously many didn’t read the language in the Bill closely. You can bet the ISP and anti-gun prosecutors have and will.
Take time to watch this video.