Tipsword-Sponsored Bill Will Protect Private Information of Law-Abiding Gun Owners

Legislation sponsored by State Representative Dennis Tipsword will help protect personal information law-abiding gun owners are now required to submit to the state to register certain firearms under Democrats’ new gun ban/registration law.

“Democrats’ most recent attack on our Second Amendment rights not only bans several commonly owned firearms, it requires gun owners also register several other firearms and attachments with the state before January 1st. Meanwhile, challenges to the new law are still going through the courts;” Rep. Tipsword said. “I’m sponsoring House Bill 4150 that, if the gun ban law is found unconstitutional, would require the State Police to immediately destroy all personal information gun owners have had to submit to comply with the registration portion of the law. To be specific, the bill states that the State Police shall destroy every endorsement affidavit and all information collected from the endorsement affidavit in possession of the Illinois State Police and any law enforcement agency.”

Beginning October 1, 2023, specific firearms purchased before January 10, 2023, are required to be registered with the Illinois State Police by January 1, 2024. The list of firearms required for registration can be found here. The firearms required for registration were also banned from being purchased in Illinois effective January 10, 2023.