The Illinois State Police proudly announced that the registration portal is now open at the ISP’s Firearms Services Bureau website.
I’ll cut to the chase: *if* you choose to register, don’t do it before the end of December. Give the courts an opportunity to act.
*If* you do decide to register, expect that next year legislation will be introduced to “close the existing owner loophole.” Expect that the new law will give folks 90-120 days to surrender their registered guns, accessories and ammunitions or risk additional felony penalties.
Sources inside the governor’s inner circle have leaked to us that Pritzker and crew have already discussed it. It will be triggered by the first serious mass casualty incident that happens once the registration window closes – especially if it happens in Illinois.
If you fail to surrender registered items at the end of that term, expect home visits from Illinois State Police firearm enforcement teams.
Illinois’ gun ban registry is now open. Illinois State Police announce: pic.twitter.com/rPqHf5Kwz2
— Bishop On Air (@BishopOnAir) October 1, 2023
We have a message for the State of Illinois, courtesy of our friends at The Firearms Policy Coalition.