Some dumb@ss 'law professor' even declared it the 'most stringent' in the nation. (He doesn't even know IL state law on long gun purchases from out of state).
Here's the reality.
It does nothing.
It says that any private sale that uses the as yet non-existent service will be immune from civil prosecution resulting from any crimes committed w/ that firearm.
If you don't call the as yet non-existent number to get a verification? Nothing happens.(2) All sellers or transferors who have compliedwith the requirements of subparagraph (1) of thisparagraph (k) shall not be liable for damages in anycivil action arising from the use or misuse by thetransferee of the firearm transferred, except forwillful or wanton misconduct on the part of the selleror transferor.
except that a violation ofSo check the FOID cards and write down the number. Same as it's always been.
subparagraph (1) of paragraph (k) of subsection (A) shallnot be punishable as a crime or petty offense.
The 'Lost or Stolen'? I don't know of any case where that's actually been prosecuted.
So again, this is a non-law thrown to the ICHV to shut them up. It does nothing. Just something shiny to distract the prols from the fact that the IL economy is collapsing around us and the legislature has done nothing.