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(720 ILCS 5/24-4.1)
Report of lost or stolen firearms.
(a) If a person who possesses a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card and who possesses or acquires a firearm thereafter loses the firearm, or if the firearm is stolen from the person, the person must report the loss or theft to the local law enforcement agency within 72 hours after obtaining knowledge of the loss or theft.
(b) A law enforcement agency having jurisdiction shall take a written report and shall, as soon as practical, enter the firearm's serial number as stolen into the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS).
(c) A person shall not be in violation of this Section if:
(1) the failure to report is due to an act of God,
act of war, or inability of a law enforcement agency to receive the report;
(2) the person is hospitalized, in a coma, or is
otherwise seriously physically or mentally impaired as to prevent the person from reporting; or
(3) the person's designee makes a report if the
person is unable to make the report.
(d) Sentence. A person who violates this Section is guilty of a petty offense for a first violation. A second or subsequent violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 98-508, eff. 8-19-13.)