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Posted: 3/6/2006 2:08:30 AM EDT
Is there a waiting period for firearm purchase in IL? How long is it?
If an IL resident buys a firearm in one of the adjacent 5 states, does the NICS automatically put a delay to reflect the waiting period required by the state of IL?

Thanks
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:03:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 6:08:33 AM EDT by silascobb]
As to the first question, yes there is a waiting period. 24 hours for long guns, 72 hours for handguns.

EDIT: Source: 720 ILCS 5/24‑3 LINK

There are also age restrictions (i.e. 18 and 21).

I'm not sure about the answer to your second question.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:59:53 AM EDT
Thanks. I have a friend from IL but going to school in MO. He wanted to purchase a long gun from a dealer in MO. Got delayed. It was his first ever 4473, so he did not know what to expect. He is 20 yrs old, so he is of legal age to buy the long gun. So 24 hrs waiting period for long gun? I will see if NICS comes back and approves his transfer after 24 hrs.

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 8:28:55 AM EDT
His delay had nothing to do with it. Mine are always approved instantly. NCIS isn't where the waiting period comes in, it's an Illinois State law. Your FFL just holds onto your firearm for 24 hours.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 9:38:06 AM EDT
law should go back to home state.... IA residents can go in.. buy a gun and walk out with it... IL you have to wait 24/72.. tried to buy a gun in IA and they told me i would have to wait the 24 hours since i was from IL...

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 12:51:46 PM EDT
no waiting period in kentucky for ill residents on long guns
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 1:01:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By beerstud:
no waiting period in kentucky for ill residents on long guns



Wrong. If you do not comply with Illinois law, you have committed a crime.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 2:16:03 PM EDT
FFL's are supposed to follow the law from the state in which they reside. However a less well known fact is that the waiting period now starts when you fill out the 4473. This change in effect can negate the waiting period when you order a gun from a dealer.
I know this to be fact as I am a FFL and am up on the laws.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:54:42 PM EDT
Yep, thus why I go in and fill out my 4473 before my firearms even arrive, so I can get them when they come in.
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