A new year will bring new laws to the state of Illinois including some for guns and hunting.

There are two things you can count on happening January 1st. The year will increase by one and new laws on the books.

Once again there are several in Illinois. Some will involve guns and hunting.

I'm going to start out with the easiest which involves hunting.

"Blaze pink now joins blaze orange as an official hunting color for Illinois."

Now, let's a take a look at the new gun laws.

According to mywebtimes.com,

72-hour waiting period

"This bill creates a 72-hour waiting period on all firearms, not just handguns. The bill also eliminates the current exemption from the waiting period requirements for the sale of a firearm to a non-resident of Illinois while at a recognized gun show. The bill retains the current 24 hour withholding period for stun guns and Tasers. (SB 3256)."

Firearms restraining order

"Allows family members or law enforcement to petition to the court for an order alleging the respondent poses a significant danger of causing personal injury to himself, herself or another by having in his or her custody or control, owning, purchasing, possessing or receiving a firearm. The court may issue this order without notice to the respondent but a hearing must be held as soon as possible not to exceed 14 days. Allows for two types of orders: emergency (probable cause) and six-month orders (clear and convincing). Allows the court to issue search warrants (even in cases where the petitioner is a family member) to law enforcement to seize the weapons if there is probable cause to believe the respondent possesses weapons. (HB 2354)."

If you have any questions about these laws, please consult the proper authorities.


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