(KPLR) - Governor Quinn also signed a new gun law into effect strengthening background checks, and placing new rules on lost or stolen guns. The Illinois Gun Safety And Responsibility Act has two parts.
Effective immediately, it requires all owners to report lost or stolen guns to law enforcement within 72 hours.
Then, starting on January first, private parties who sell or transfer firearms must confirm with Illinois State Police that the buyer holds a valid firearm owner's identification card.
The Illinois State Police is hiring more staff to help keep track of those cards.