The Assault Weapons Ban was passed in 1994 and allowed to sunset in 2004. I am unclear on how an event in 1999 lead to a law that was passed in 1994.
AK-47s and Uzis cannot be bought “over the counter.” Machine guns are regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 and effectively banned nationwide.
Federal regulations require a background check through NICS, a national database maintained by the FBI, for every firearms purchase through a dealer. In addition, federal law makes it a crime to knowingly transfer a firearm to a prohibited person or accept one if you are prohibited. In fact, it is illegal to even attempt to acquire one if you are prohibited, which is quite a bit more than “nothing”. It is illegal to sell a firearm to a minor, gunshow or not.
There is no law requiring one to lock up guns in Illinois. This is a proposed law, not an enacted law.
If you are going to opine on US law, please research it first and avoid irresponsible errors.
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