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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Safe Storage in Illinois.’ Child & Consumer Safety. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 27 February
Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations in Illinois
Illinois prohibits firearms dealers from selling or offering for sale a handgun unless the dealer includes with the handgun a device or mechanism, other than the firearm safety, designed to render the handgun temporarily inoperable or inaccessible. This may include an external device that is attached to the handgun with a key or combination lock, or an integrated mechanical safety, disabling or locking device. Federal law also applies.
These requirements do not apply to sales by private sellers…
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