Legal Information: Illinois

State Gun Laws

September 19, 2017

If the abuser has been convicted of a crime, can s/he keep or buy a gun?

IL state law says that anyone who has been convicted of any felony cannot have or buy a gun.*  Additionally, federal laws, which apply to all states, also restrict a person's right to have a gun if s/he has been convicted of certain crimes. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.

* 720 ILCS 5/24-1.1(a)