The Illinois House approved three proposals yesterday, adding more potential restrictions to the state's concealed carry legislation.
to craft concealed carry legislation by June, lawmakers approved
amendments that would require gun registration for all gun owners, require that they report a lost or stolen firearm to the state police within 72 hours of the discovery,
and require individuals that live with someone who is mentally ill to
lock their guns away.
The proposals were part of House Speaker Michael Madigan’s process of piecemealing together unwritten bills, HB 1155 and HB 1156, in order to allow lawmakers the opportunity to propose amendments and debate the complicated and controversial legislation.
of the other debated amendments yesterday included a ban on ammunition
magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, which lost by
a vote of 57 to 59. A required firearms permit fee increase to $50, instead of the current $10, also failed.
Lawmakers also failed to pass an amendment requiring those looking to purchase a gun to submit to mental health testing and a provision forcing potential gun buyers who live with someone prohibited from owning a firearm to disclose that information to state police.