Todd Vandermyde, the Illinois Gun Law Guru and former NRA-ILA contract lobbyist for Illinois, takes a look at the new Illinois Firearm Ban Act. In it, he makes the case for how the Remington 870, America’s favorite shotgun with 11+ million in circulation, is illegal under the new law.
“Huh?” you ask… “What are you talking about. The law only covers semi-auto shotguns.”
Did you read it closely? Words have meaning. ANY shotgun that is able to be readily converted to hold over ten rounds is illegal. With the magazine extensions available, that makes the standard 870 illegal and then some even using standard 2 3/4″ shells.
Here, watch the video for more information about it.And if you missed it, your semi-auto shotguns that have a 4-round fixed magazine, thanks to shorty shells, those are now illegal as well.