The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules is meeting on January 16th to take a look at the latest proposed rules from the Illinois State Police reference gun registration.
We are pleased to report that while the final proposal is not finished, we believe there have been some positive proposed changes that eliminate some of the “gotcha” aspects of this scheme – at least for as long as the PICA law remains in force before the entire thing is chucked into the dustbin of history.
For instance, “accessories” designed for Airsoft “guns” would be exempted from regulation and criminal penalties.
Ditto for parts like springs and pins. And fixed magazine capacity would be codified in rulemaking to specify that the chambered shell size will be the measuring stick. So your old trench pump gun that might hold six or seven 2 3/4″ 12 ga. shells will remain legal and unrestricted… and some enterprising anti-gun investigator won’t be able to stick 11 “shorty” shells into it and claim, “A-ha! You have an unregistered ‘assault shotgun’! You’re under arrest!”
We’ll have more on this as these will likely be published in the coming days when the final version is finished.
I know this is arcane stuff, but we’re doing our best to help codify some of the vagueness out of things to protect gun owners as much as we can under the current circumstances.
Just wanted to keep folks up to date.