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State of Illinois. 2012 ‘720 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/24-1(a)(7)(i), etc..’ Firearms Law Database - Machine Guns and Automatic Firearms in Illinois. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 3 January
Machine Guns and Automatic Firearms in Illinois
Illinois prohibits the knowing sale, manufacture, purchase, possession or carrying of a machine gun. Illinois defines a machine gun as "any weapon, which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot without manually reloading by a single function of the trigger, including the frame or receiver of any such weapon."
Any combination of parts designed or intended for use in converting any weapon into a machine gun, or any combination or parts from which a machine gun can be assembled, also constitutes a machine gun for purposes of these prohibitions…