Illinois Banned Guns List Could Grow


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(The Center Square) – Possession of guns legally purchased before Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the measure Tuesday are grandfathered in, but owners must eventually register each weapon’s serial number. Illinois State Police are to develop the registry with gun owners required to comply by Jan. 1, 2024. Violations could be a Class 2 felony.

Long gun magazines of more than 10 rounds and handgun magazines of more than 15 rounds are banned in the state of Illinois. Those don’t have to be registered, but are grandfathered. However, violations of having them outside of private property is a petty offense with a fine of $1,000 for each infraction.

Gun-owner rights’ groups plan to sue but the measure is in effect absent any court orders.

While the legislation lays out a list of the banned firearms, House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch said the law gives Illinois State Police some leeway.

“It strengthens the assault weapons ban by also allowing Illinois State Police to update the list as needed,” Welch said.

The legislation says that “No later than October 1, 2023, and every October 1 thereafter, the Illinois State Police shall, via rulemaking, identify, publish, and make available on its website, the list of assault weapons subject to an endorsement affidavit.”

“The list shall identify, but is not limited to, the copies, duplicates, variants, and altered facsimiles of the assault weapons … and shall be consistent with the definition of ‘assault weapon’ identified” in the law.

The list of guns in the law are below.


AK, AK47, AK47S, AK–74, AKM, AKS, ARM

MAK90, MISR, NHM90, NHM91, SA85, SA93, Vector Arms

AK–47, VEPR, WASR–10 and WUM



Norinco 56S, 56S2, 84S and 86S

Poly Technologies AK47 and AKS

SKS with a detachable magazine



Alexander Arms Overmatch Plus 16

Armalite M15 22LR Carbine

Armalite M15–T

Barrett REC7

Beretta AR–70

Black Rain Ordnance Recon Scout

Bushmaster ACR

Bushmaster Carbon 15

Bushmaster MOE series

Bushmaster XM15

Chiappa Firearms MFour rifles

Colt Match Target rifles

CORE Rifle Systems CORE15 rifles

Daniel Defense M4A1 rifles

Devil Dog Arms 15 Series rifles

Diamondback DB15 rifles

DoubleStar AR rifles

DPMS Tactical rifles

DSA Inc. ZM–4 Carbine

Heckler & Koch MR556

High Standard HSA–15 rifles

Jesse James Nomad AR–15 rifles

Knight’s Armament SR–15

Lancer L15 rifles

MGI Hydra Series rifles

Mossberg MMR Tactical rifles

Noreen Firearms BN 36 rifle

Olympic Arms


Precision Firearms AR rifles

Remington R–15 rifles

Rhino Arms AR rifles

Rock River Arms LAR–15 or Rock River

Arms LAR–47

Sig Sauer SIG516 rifles and MCX rifles

Smith & Wesson M&P15 rifles

Stag Arms AR rifles

Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR556 and AR–556 rifles

Uselton Arms Air-Lite M–4 rifles

Windham Weaponry AR rifles

WMD Guns Big Beast

Yankee Hill Machine Company, Inc.

YHM–15 rifles

Barrett M107A1

Barrett M82A1

Beretta CX4 Storm

Calico Liberty Series

CETME Sporter

Daewoo K–1, K–2, Max 1, Max 2, AR 100 and AR 110C

Fabrique Nationale/FN Herstal FAL, LAR, 22

FNC, 308 Match, L1A1 Sporter, PS90, SCAR and FS2000

Feather Industries AT–9

Galil Model AR and Model ARM

Hi-Point Carbine

HK–91, HK–93, HK–94, HK–PSG–1 and HK USC

IWI TAVOR, Galil ACE rifle

Kel-Tec Sub-2000, SU–16 and RFB

SIG AMT, SIG PE–57, Sig Sauer SG 550, Sig

Sauer SG 551 and SIG MCX

Springfield Armory SAR–48

Steyr AUG

Sturm, Ruger & Co. Mini-14 Tactical Rifle


All Thompson rifles, including the following:

Thompson M1SB

Thompson T1100D

Thompson T150D

Thompson T1B

Thompson T1B100D

Thompson T1B50D

Thompson T1BSB

Thompson T1–C

Thompson T1D

Thompson T1SB

Thompson T5

Thompson T5100D

Thompson TM1

Thompson TM1C


UZI Mini Carbine, UZI Model A Carbine and UZI Model B Carbine

Valmet M62S, M71S and M78

Vector Arms UZI Type

Weaver Arms Nighthawk

Wilkinson Arms Linda Carbine


All AK types, including the following:

Centurion 39 AK pistol

CZ Scorpion pistol

Draco AK–47 pistol

HCR AK–47 pistol

IO Inc. Hellpup AK–47 pistol

Krinkov pistol

Mini Draco AK–47 pistol

PAP M92 pistol

Yugo Krebs Krink pistol

All AR types, including the following:

American Spirit AR–15 pistol

Bushmaster Carbon 15 pistol

Chiappa Firearms M4 Pistol GEN II

CORE Rifle Systems CORE15 Roscoe pistol

Daniel Defense MK18 pistol

DoubleStar Corporation AR pistol

DPMS AR–15 pistol

Jesse James Nomad AR–15 pistol

Olympic Arms AR–15 pistol

Osprey Armament MK–18 pistol

POF USA AR pistols

Rock River Arms LAR 15 pistol

Uselton Arms Air-Lite M–4 pistol

Calico pistols

DSA SA58 PKP FAL pistol

Encom MP–9 and MP–45

Heckler & Koch model SP–89 pistol

Intratec AB–10, TEC–22 Scorpion, TEC–9 and TEC–DC9

IWI Galil Ace pistol, UZI PRO pistol

Kel-Tec PLR 16 pistol

All MAC types, including the following:



Masterpiece Arms MPA A930 Mini Pistol

MPA460 Pistol, MPA Tactical Pistol and MPA Mini Tactical Pistol.

Military Armament Corp. Ingram M–11

Velocity Arms VMAC

Sig Sauer P556 pistol

Sites Spectre

All Thompson types, including the following:

Thompson TA510D

Thompson TA5

All UZI types, including Micro-UZI


DERYA Anakon MC–1980, Anakon SD12

Doruk Lethal shotguns

Franchi LAW–12 and SPAS 12

All IZHMASH Saiga 12 types, including the following:

IZHMASH Saiga 12


IZHMASH Saiga 12S EXP–01


IZHMASH Saiga 12K–030

IZHMASH Saiga 12K–040 Taktika


Striker 12

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23 days ago

IT is about time that someone decides to stop the latest American sport of killing each other. $1,000 fine is nothing. It should be a minimum of 10 years sentence.

Reply to  Roby
1 day ago

This won’t stop killers with stolen guns. We need the death penalty back. One appeal, then a firing squad! See how quickly the insanity will stop!