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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Maintaining Records of Gun Sales in Illinois.’ Gun Sales. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 16 October
Retention of Sales and Background Check Records in Illinois
Illinois law requires all sellers of firearms to retain firearm sales records for a minimum of 10 years.
Sellers of handguns, other than manufacturers selling to bona fide wholesalers or retailers, or wholesalers selling to a bona fide retailer, are also required to keep a register of all firearms sold or given away. The register must contain the date of the sale or gift, the name, address, age and occupation of the person to whom the gun was sold or given, the price of the gun, the kind, description and number of the weapon, and the purpose for which it was obtained. Such sellers are required to produce the register for inspection, upon the demand of a peace officer, and allow the officer to inspect the register and all stock on hand…
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