The State of Illinois is moving through a ban on standard capacity magazines. It was introduced as an amendment to another bill by State Senator Dan Kotowski of Cook County. It’s called SB1007. Here’s the text of the bill.
Manufacture, possession, delivery, sale, and
purchase of large capacity ammunition feeding devices.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Large capacity ammunition feeding device" means:
(1) a detachable magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or
similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be
readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10
rounds of ammunition; or
(2) any combination of parts from which a device
described in paragraph (1) can be assembled.
Of course, Police, Olympic competitors, and folks at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta. Odd that anti-gun groups and politicians say these devices have no legitimate use, yet they feel the need to except people who, you know, are using them for a legitimate sporting use.
But I guess Senator Kotowski gets to decide what legitimate sporting uses he approves of. If they don’t like your legitimate sporting use, you’re screwed. And of course, these magazines have no self-defense use either, unless of course you’re a police officer, then they do.
Remember that it only takes a few seconds to change a magazine. This bill will not, of course, affect availability of magazines to criminals. Existing magazines are grandfathered, and there are a lot of them out there.
There is also no exception for people traveling through the State of Illinois. There’s FOPA, but that won’t keep you out of jail.