State of Illinois
2013 and 2014


Introduced 1/25/2013, by Rep. Michael J. Madigan


720 ILCS 5/24-3.1  from Ch. 38, par. 24-3.1

    Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the unlawful possession of firearms and firearm ammunition.

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1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by changing
5Section 24-3.1 as follows:
6    (720 ILCS 5/24-3.1)  (from Ch. 38, par. 24-3.1)
7    Sec. 24-3.1. Unlawful possession of firearms and firearm
9    (a) A person commits the the offense of unlawful possession
10of firearms or firearm ammunition when:
11        (1) He is under 18 years of age and has in his
12    possession any firearm of a size which may be concealed
13    upon the person; or
14        (2) He is under 21 years of age, has been convicted of
15    a misdemeanor other than a traffic offense or adjudged
16    delinquent and has any firearms or firearm ammunition in
17    his possession; or
18        (3) He is a narcotic addict and has any firearms or
19    firearm ammunition in his possession; or
20        (4) He has been a patient in a mental hospital within
21    the past 5 years and has any firearms or firearm ammunition
22    in his possession; or
23        (5) He is intellectually disabled and has any firearms



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1    or firearm ammunition in his possession; or
2        (6) He has in his possession any explosive bullet.
3    For purposes of this paragraph "explosive bullet" means the
4projectile portion of an ammunition cartridge which contains or
5carries an explosive charge which will explode upon contact
6with the flesh of a human or an animal. "Cartridge" means a
7tubular metal case having a projectile affixed at the front
8thereof and a cap or primer at the rear end thereof, with the
9propellant contained in such tube between the projectile and
10the cap.
11    (b) Sentence.
12    Unlawful possession of firearms, other than handguns, and
13firearm ammunition is a Class A misdemeanor. Unlawful
14possession of handguns is a Class 4 felony. The possession of
15each firearm or firearm ammunition in violation of this Section
16constitutes a single and separate violation.
17    (c) Nothing in paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of this
18Section prohibits a person under 18 years of age from
19participating in any lawful recreational activity with a
20firearm such as, but not limited to, practice shooting at
21targets upon established public or private target ranges or
22hunting, trapping, or fishing in accordance with the Wildlife
23Code or the Fish and Aquatic Life Code.
24(Source: P.A. 97-227, eff. 1-1-12.)