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72-hour waiting period
Public Act 100-0606 creates a 72-hour waiting period on all firearms, not just handguns.
It also eliminates a previous exemption from the waiting period requirements for the sale of a firearm to a nonresident of Illinois while at a recognized gun show. The law also retains the 24-hour withholding period for stun guns and tasers.
A violation of the law would constitute a felony.
Firearms restraining order
Public Act 100-0607 allows family members or law enforcement to petition the court for a temporary restraining order, alleging the respondent poses a significant danger of causing personal injury to himself, herself or another by owning, purchasing, possessing or receiving a firearm.
The court might issue this order without notice to the respondent, but a hearing must be held as soon as possible, not to exceed 14 days. The law allows for two types of orders: emergency (with probable cause) and six-month orders (with clear and convincing evidence).