Illinois bans ghost guns
On May 18, 2022, Governor JB Pritzker signed HB 4383 into law, banning the sale and possession of ‘ghost guns’ statewide. We revisited a May 10 conversation on the devices.
“Ghost guns” is a phrase for firearms assembled from “buy, build, shoot” kits, D-printed parts, or other unregulated parts that are readily available online. Such a firearm can be assembled with commonly available tools in as little as an hour by a person with no gunsmithing skills and without the usual background check or required Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification card. Gun-violence prevention groups have characterized these “privately-made firearms” as one of the fastest-rising gun safety problems in the U.S. — and one that is disproportionately affecting Black and Latino communities.
Daniel W. Webster
Co-director, John Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions
Co-chair, Illinois Chapter of the Brady Campaign
Governor Pritzker signed HB 4383 into law, banning the sale and possession of ‘ghost guns’ statewide. ‘Ghost guns’ refer to unserialized, privately made firearms that are often sold as a set of parts to be assembled at home. #Illinois pic.twitter.com/KIG5CEYVzs— BlueRoomStream (@BlueRoomStream) May 18, 2022
Last summer, I signed into law the most comprehensive reform to our state firearms laws in over a generation, including universal background checks. Today, we build on that progress by banning the sale and possession of ghost guns. pic.twitter.com/A4bkA68YyK— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker) May 18, 2022