Public Act 098-0508 is an act concerning criminal law, which may be referred to as the Gun Safety and Responsibility Act.
This public act has been amended to ensure that any person who has possession of a firearm is licensed. The Firearm Owner’s Identification Card Act has been amended and states that no person may knowingly sell any firearm, firearm ammunition, stun gun, or taser to any person within the State of Illinois unless the transferee with whom he deals displays a valid Firearms Owner’s Identification Card which has been issued in his name by the Department of State Police. You should probably read these gun safe reviews before buying one.
This legislation also states that any person who is not a federally licensed firearm dealer and who desires to transfer or sell a firearm must before selling or transferring the firearm request the Department of Police to conduct a background check on the prospective recipient of the firearm.
As of January 1st 2014, any person who is not a federally licensed firearm dealer shall, before selling or transferring a firearm, contact the Department of State Police with the transferees or purchasers Firearm Owner’s ID Card number to ensure the validity of the transferees or purchaser’s Firearm Owner’s ID card.
Any person within the State of Illinois who transfers any firearm, stun gun, or taser is required to keep a record of the transfer for a period of 10 years. This record will contain the date of the transfer, the description, serial number or other information identifying the firearm, stun gun, or taser if no serial number is available.
This legislation also gives jurisdiction to the Department of State Police to deny an application for or to revoke a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card under this Public Act if the department finds that the applicant or person to whom the Firearm’s ID Card was issued has had a prior criminal history or has a mental condition that could present clear and present danger to the applicant or others.
The Gun Safety and Responsibility Act also states that any person who violates this Public Act is guilty of a petty offense for a first violation, and a second violation or subsequent violation will be deemed a Class A misdemeanor.