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(720 ILCS 5/24-8)
(a) Upon recovering a firearm from the possession
of anyone who is not permitted by federal or State
to possess a firearm, a local law enforcement agency shall
use the best available information, including a firearms trace when necessary,
to determine how and from whom the person gained
possession of the firearm.
Upon recovering a firearm that was used in the commission of any offense
classified as a felony or upon recovering a firearm that appears to have been
otherwise unclaimed, a local law enforcement agency shall use the best
information, including a firearms trace when necessary, to determine prior
(b) Local law enforcement shall, when appropriate, use the National
Tracing Center of the
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in complying with subsection (a) of
(c) Local law enforcement agencies shall use the Illinois Department of
State Police Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) Gun File to enter all
stolen, seized, or recovered firearms as prescribed by LEADS regulations and
(Source: P.A. 91-364, eff. 1-1-00; 92-300, eff. 1-1-02.)