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Illinois gun groups report confusion, ‘civil disobedience’ after deadline passes to register ‘assault’ weapons


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Illinois gun groups are reporting confusion from gun owners as the state pushes for them to register “assault” weapons under the state’s new ban.

Jan. 1 marked the deadline for Illinoisans to register their assault weapons with the state before the ban signed by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker takes effect on Jan. 10.

However, of the over 2.4 million Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) cardholders, there have only been 112,350 disclosures filed as of Dec. 31, 2023, according to state police data. Another 29,357 disclosures were in the process of being completed.

Second Amendment advocacy groups told Fox News Digital that there is “confusion” among gun owners in the state due to the vagueness of the new law….

Gun Owners of America senior vice president Erich Pratt told Fox News Digital, “There’s no doubt a portion of Illinois gun owners are completely unaware they are about to be in violation of this new law.”

“However, what stands out even more is the significant likelihood of blatant civil disobedience,” he continued. “To draw inspiration from the wise words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we recognize a moral obligation to challenge laws that are deemed unconstitutional.”

Gun Owners of America is the lead on one of the lawsuits challenging the ban.

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