All new gun sales now require background checks according to Illinois law

  • On August 2, 2021, the Governor of Illinois J.B. Pritzker signed into law, a plan that requires background checks for all gun sales in the state by 2024
  • This new measure also provides funding for mental health programs in communities that are most impacted by gun violence and funds the creation of a stolen gun database

New Hampshire’s pro-gun legislation to be signed by Governor Sununu

  • New gun legislation in New Hampshire will fix the handgun purchase process in the state and authorizes ATV owners to carry while riding if signed by Governor Sununu
  • In the first bill (Senate Bill 141) it will resolve the state’s issue with delays during handgun purchases by eliminating the “state gun line” system that the state police utilize 
  • The second bill (Senate Bill 334) will allow the carry of a loaded firearm on an Off-Highway recreation Vehicle or snowmobile

Gun permit delay causes lawsuit against North Carolina sheriff

  • Three North Carolina residents and multiple gun rights organizations have filed a lawsuit against a sheriff in the state and have alleged that his office failed to issue pistol purchase and concealed handgun permits in a “timely manner”
  • The gun-rights organizations that are involved in the lawsuit include: Gun Owners of America, Gun Owners Foundations, Rights Watch International, and Grass Roots North Carolina