(430 ILCS 65/3)
(from Ch. 38, par. 83-3)
(a) Except as provided in Section 3a, no person may knowingly
transfer, or cause to be transferred, any firearm, firearm ammunition, stun gun, or taser to any person within this State unless the
transferee with whom he deals displays a currently valid Firearm Owner's
Identification Card which has previously been issued in his name by the
Department of State Police under the provisions of this Act. In addition,
all firearm, stun gun, and taser transfers by federally licensed firearm dealers are subject
to Section 3.1.
(a-5) Any person who is not a federally licensed firearm dealer and who desires to transfer or sell a firearm while that person is on the grounds of a gun show must, before selling or transferring the firearm, request the Department of State Police to conduct a background check on the prospective recipient of the firearm in accordance with Section 3.1.
(b) Any person within this State who transfers or causes to be
transferred any firearm, stun gun, or taser shall keep a record of such transfer for a period
of 10 years from the date of transfer. Such record shall contain the date
of the transfer; the description, serial number or other information
identifying the firearm, stun gun, or taser if no serial number is available; and, if the
transfer was completed within this State, the transferee's Firearm Owner's
Identification Card number. On or after January 1, 2006, the record shall contain the date of application for transfer of the firearm. On demand of a peace officer such transferor
shall produce for inspection such record of transfer. If the transfer or sale took place at a gun show, the record shall include the unique identification number. Failure to record the unique identification number is a petty offense.
(b-5) Any resident may purchase ammunition from a person within or outside of Illinois if shipment is by United States mail or by a private express carrier authorized by federal law to ship ammunition. Any resident purchasing ammunition within or outside the State of Illinois must provide the seller with a copy of his or her valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card and either his or her Illinois driver's license or Illinois State Identification Card prior to the shipment of the ammunition. The ammunition may be shipped only to an address on either of those 2 documents.
(c) The provisions of this Section regarding the transfer of firearm
ammunition shall not apply to those persons specified in paragraph (b) of
Section 2 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1135, eff. 12-4-12.)