Assault weapon sales now illegal in Illinois: ‘This will save lives,’ Pritzker says after signing bill into law
SPRINGFIELD — Assault weapons can no longer be sold in Illinois.
The state immediately banned the sale of the military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines Tuesday evening, with Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature on a bill the House had passed just hours earlier.
“Today, we made history, becoming the ninth state to institute an assault weapons ban —and one of the strongest assault weapons bans in the nation,” Pritzker said before signing the bill in a ceremony quickly put together at the state Capitol.