Illinois Residents Must Register Assault Weapons Online: Here’s How 


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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced an emergency rule this week, detailing a new process for residents to comply with the Protect Illinois Communities Act. 

Governor JB Pritzker signed the Act into law on January 10, 2023, regulating the sale and distribution of assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and switches. Individuals already owning such items are required to submit an online endorsement affidavit through their Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) Card account by December 31, 2023.

Starting October 1, 2023, these affidavits can be submitted via the ISP Firearms Services Bureau website. Those who forget their login details or need to create a new FOID Card account can find assistance links and a tutorial video on the ISP website.

For added guidance, the Frequently Asked Questions page and ISP FOID Kiosks offer support—though residents are reminded not to bring their weapons or related items to a Kiosk. Another tutorial, detailing the affidavit submission process, will be made available on the ISP site from October 1.

Detailed information is accessible on the ISP website:


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