Illinois Gun Sale Background Checks Expanded To All Purchases In Bill Signed By Governor
- Category: Chicago
- Published on Monday, 19 August 2013 11:50
- Written by The Chicago Defender
- Hits: 281
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a gun-control measure into law on Sunday that expands background checks to cover all firearms purchases in the state, closing what he said was a loophole that exempted gun sales between private parties.
The new law also requires all gun owners to report any lost or stolen firearms to local police within 72 hours.
"Guns are a plague on too many of our communities," Quinn, a Democrat, said in a statement.