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ISRA Challenges Firearms Purchase Ordinance in Peoria

An ordinance in Peoria requires anyone purchasing a concealable firearm to submit a certificate, including their right thumbprint and signature, to the police department. This certificate must be completed within 24 hours, and it includes many questions that are also present in the mandatory background check.

The Illinois State Rifle Association has begun work to see this ordinance repealed. The association recently started a study of how many Peoria members have had to complete the certificate when purchasing firearm. They argue that the extra security is redundant and even discriminatory, especially considering the already tough gun laws in Illinois.

The work of the ISRA has not gone unnoticed. There is already talk in the police department to reconsider this ordinance as well as an older one that technically bans concealed firearms in Peoria.

Weapons laws are complex, and many cities have different restrictions regarding the sale and possession of firearms. If you have run into trouble with city weapons laws in DuPage County, contact our criminal defense attorneys. We have handled over 10,000 cases in a combined total of almost 50 years, and are more than qualified to take your case. Contact our firm today for more information.

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