Gun trusts grow more popular with firearms enthusiastsBy Matthew HectorSeptember 2015LawPulse, Page 12Gun trusts, a useful but controversial estate planning tool, can enable trust users to obtain federally restricted firearms without meeting some requirements imposed on individuals.
Possession of a firearm and ammunition deemed separate offensesSeptember 2015Illinois Law Update, Page 18On February 20, 2015, the supreme court held that the unlawful use of weapons ("UUW") by a felon statute authorizes the State to charge the possession of a firearm and the possession of ammunition as separate offenses.
Retired law enforcement officers’ concealed carry permit programMay 2015Illinois Law Update, Page 16To comply with Section 926C of the federal Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act ("LEOSA"), 18 U.S.C. § 926C(c)(4), the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board ("Board") has adopted new rules regarding the issuance of concealed carry permits to qualifying retired law enforcement officers.
FOID card procedures revisedApril 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 168The Department of State Police (the "Department") amended its Firearm Owners Identification ("FOID") card policies, making changes to the application procedure, expiration of the FOID card, sponsorship of a minor, the return of FOID cards, the process of appealing application denials, and reporting requirements for "clear and present danger." 20 Ill. Adm. Code 1230 (eff. Dec. 31, 2013).
New wild turkey hunting regulationsFebruary 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 68The Department of Natural Resources passed amendments to the turkey hunting regulations for gun and archery season. 17 Ill. Adm. Code 715, 720 (eff. Nov. 14, 2013).
Concealed carry now law in Illinois. PA 098-0063September 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 452By enactment of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, the state of Illinois may now issue licenses to carry concealed firearms to individuals 21 years of age and older who meet certain minimum qualifications and application requirements.