Quinn Signs Gun Safety Law

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CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn signed a new gun safety law on Sunday.

The new legislation predominantly affects the private citizen, requiring that all sellers conduct background checks on prospective buyers.

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, private sellers must have state police clear buyers for having their FOID cards.

The law also requires, effective immediately, that gun owners report lost or stolen firearms to police within three days.


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