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(720 ILCS 5/24-3B)
(a) A person commits firearms trafficking when he or she has not been issued a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card and knowingly:
(1) brings, or causes to be brought, into this State,
a firearm or firearm ammunition for the purpose of sale, delivery, or transfer to any other person or with the intent to sell, deliver, or transfer the firearm or firearm ammunition to any other person; or
(2) brings, or causes to be brought, into this State,
a firearm and firearm ammunition for the purpose of sale, delivery, or transfer to any other person or with the intent to sell, deliver, or transfer the firearm and firearm ammunition to any other person.
(a-5) This Section does not apply to:
(1) a person exempt under Section 2 of the Firearm
Owners Identification Card Act from the requirement of having possession of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued in his or her name by the Illinois State Police in order to acquire or possess a firearm or firearm ammunition;
(2) a common carrier under subsection (i) of Section
(3) a non-resident who may lawfully possess a
firearm in his or her resident state.
(1) Firearms trafficking is a Class 1 felony for
which the person, if sentenced to a term of imprisonment, shall be sentenced to not less than 4 years and not more than 20 years.
(2) Firearms trafficking by a person who has been
previously convicted of firearms trafficking, gunrunning, or a felony offense for the unlawful sale, delivery, or transfer of a firearm or firearm ammunition in this State or another jurisdiction is a Class X felony.
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)