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Amendment to the Cook County Deadly Weapons Dealer Control Ordinance

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Date Introduced: 7/12/2005
Date Passed:
11/14/2006

Sponsors:
Suffredin
Co-Sponsors:
Daley, Murphy

Summary:

This amendment bans the sale and possession of assault weapons by modifying the definition of assault weapons, adding a characteristic-based test. Additionally, the proposal bans large capacity magazines that are capable of holding more than 10 rounds of magazine. Also, the list of banned weapons is updated to include specific models not covered by existing county gun laws.


Activity Log:

7/12/2005
Referred to the Committee on Health and Hospitals
11/14/2006
Discharged from Committee on Health and Hospitals.
11/14/2006
Amended on floor:

Section 6-1, Definitions amended as follows:

(1) amend as follows:
A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable large capacity magazine detachable or otherwise and one or more of the following:

(A) only a pistol grip without a stock attached;

(4) A semiautomatic shotgun that has one or more of the following:
(A) only a pistol grip without a stock attached;

(7) Shall include, but not be limited to, the assault weapons models identified as follows:

delete (7)(A)(xi) M1 Carbine
re-number accordingly.


Full Text of Legislation:

WHEREAS, the Federal assault weapons ban, of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, as amended, 18 USC Sec. 921 et seq. expired on September 13, 2004;  and

 

WHEREAS,  the County Board desires to (1) amend Ordinance 93-0-37, as amended by Ordinance 93-O-46 and Ordinance 99-0-27, Article I, Section 1-2  by striking and deleting language in section 1-2; and (2) amend Ordinance 93-0-37, as amended by Ordinance 93-0-46 and Ordinance 99-O-27, Article VI,  by deleting and  adding language as stricken through and underlined below.

 

NOW THEREFORE, PURSUANT TO THE HOME RULE AUTHORITY OF THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, AS VESTED IN IT BY THE ILLINOIS CONSITUTION OF 1970, HEREBY AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ORDINANCE,  AS FOLLOWS:

 

ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

Sec. 1-2.         Applicability.  

(a)        This ordinance article shall control the licensing of all firearms dealers within Cook County except in municipalities which have a separate municipal ordinance specifically regulating the licensing of firearms dealers.

(b)        Pursuant to Article VII, Section 6(c) of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois, if this ordinance article conflicts with an ordinance of a municipality, the municipal ordinance shall prevail within its jurisdiction.

 

ARTICLE VI.  ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN

Sec.  6-1.  Definitions.

As used in Article VI of this Ordinance, the following terms shall have the following meaning:

 

(a)  “Assault weapon" means

      (1) Assault Rifles

                  AK 47 type                                                 86S type

                  AK 47S type                                               86S7 type

                  AK 74 type                                                 87S type

                  AKS type                                                   Galil type

                  AKM type                                                  Type 56 type

                  AKMS type                                                Type 565 type

                  84S1 type                                                    Valmet M76 type

                  ARM type                                                  Valmet M78 type

                  84S1 type                                                    M76 counter sniper type

                  84S3 type                                                    FAL type

                  HK91 type                                                  L1A1A type

                  HK93 type                                                  SAR 48 type

                  HK 94 type                                                 AUG type

                  G3SA type                                                  FNC type

                  K1 type                                                      UZI carbine

                  K2 type                                                      Algimec AGMI type

                  AR 100 type                                               AR 180 type

                  M24S type                                                  MAS 223 type

                  SIG 550 SP type                                          Beretta BM59 type

                  SIG 551SP type                                           Beretta AR70 type

                  Austrailian Automatic                                  CIS SR88 type

                   Arms SAR type                                         Ruger Mini 14/5F

                  SKS type with detachable                            Springfield Armory SAR-48

                   magazine                                                   Springfield Armory BM-59

                  Federal XC-900 and XC450                         Bushmaster Auto Rifle

                  Feather AT-9 Auto Carbine                         Auto-Ordinance Thompson M1

                  Goncz High Tech Carbine                            Auto-Ordinance Thompson 1927A1

                  Colt AR-15                                                 TEC 9 type

                  Iver Johnson PM30 P Paratrooper

      (2) Assualt Pistols

                  Uzi Type                                                     Sepectre Auto type

                  Heckler & Koch Sp-89 type                         Sterling Mark 7 type

                  Austrailian Automatic Arms SAP type               

(1)        A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and one or more of the following:

(A)       A pistol grip;

(B)       Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand;
(C)       A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock;

(D)       A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel; or

(E)       A muzzle brake or muzzle compensator;

(2)               A semiautomatic pistol or any semi-automatic rifle that has a fixed magazine, that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition;

(3)               A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:

(A)       Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand;
(B)       A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock;

(C)       A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel;

(D)       A muzzle brake or muzzle compensator; or
(E)       The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip.

(4)        A semiautomatic shotgun that has one or more of the following:

(A)       A pistol grip;

(B)       Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand;
(C)       A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock;

(D)       A fixed magazine capacity in excess of 5 rounds; or

(E)       An ability to accept a detachable magazine;
(5)        Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

(6)        Conversion kit, part or combination of parts, from which an assault weapon can be assembled if those parts are in the possession or under the control of the same person;

(7)        Shall include, but not be limited to, the models identified as follows:

 

(A)      The following rifles or copies or duplicates thereof:

(i)         AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM, MAK90, Misr, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93, VEPR;

(ii)        AR-10;

(iii)       AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite M15, or Olympic Arms PCR;

(iv)       AR70;

(v)        Calico Liberty;

(vi)       Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle or Dragunov SVU;

(vii)      Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, or FNC;

(viii)      Hi-Point Carbine;

(ix)       HK-91, HK-93, HK-94, or HK-PSG-1;

(x)        Kel-Tec Sub Rifle;

(xi)       M1 Carbine;

(xii)      Saiga;

(xiii)      SAR-8, SAR-4800;

(xiv)     SKS with detachable magazine;

(xv)      SLG 95;

(xvi)     SLR 95 or 96;

(xvii)     Steyr AUG;

(xviii)    Sturm, Ruger Mini-14;

(xix)     Tavor;

(xx)      Thompson 1927, Thompson M1, or Thompson 1927 Commando; or

(xxi)     Uzi, Galil and Uzi Sporter, Galil Sporter, or Galil Sniper Rifle (Galatz).

 

(B) The following pistols or copies or duplicates thereof:

(i)         Calico M-110;

(ii)        MAC-10, MAC-11, or MPA3;

(iii)       Olympic Arms OA;

(iv)       TEC-9, TEC-DC9, TEC-22 Scorpion, or AB-10; or

(v)        Uzi.

(C) The following shotguns or copies or duplicates thereof:

(i)         Armscor 30 BG;

(ii)        SPAS 12 or LAW 12;

(iii)       Striker 12; or

(iv)       Streetsweeper.

 

(b)Assault weapon” does not include any firearm that has been made permanently inoperable, or satisfies the definition of “antique firearm,” stated in this Ordinance, or weapons designed for Olympic target shooting events.

 

(c) “Detachable magazine” means any ammunition feeding device, the function of which is to deliver one or more ammunition cartridges into the firing chamber, which can be removed from the firearm without the use of any tool, including a bullet or ammunition cartridge.

 

(d) “Large capacity magazine” means any ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, but shall not be construed to include the following:

 

(1)        a feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot accommodate more than 10 rounds.

(2)        A 22 caliber tube ammunition feeding device.

(3) A tubular magazine that is contained in a lever-action firearm.

 

(e)Muzzle brake“ means a device attached to the muzzle of a weapon that utilizes escaping gas to reduce recoil.

 

(f) Muzzle compensator” means a device attached to the muzzle of a weapon that utlizies escaping gas to control muzzle movement.

 

 Section 6-2. Assault weapons and large capacity magazines-Sale prohibited-Exceptions.

(a)        No person shall manufacture, sell, offer or display for sale, give, lend, transfer ownership of, acquire or possess any assault weapon or large capacity magazine. This subsection shall not apply to:

            (1)        the sale or transfer to, or possession by any officer, agent, or employee of Cook County or any other municipality or state or of the United States, members of the armed forces of the United States; or the organized militia of this or any other state; or peace officers to the extent that any such person named in this subsection is otherwise authorized to acquire or possess an assault weapon and/or large capacity magazine and does so while acting within the scope of his or her duties; 

            (2)        manufacture of assault weapons

             (32)     transportation of assault weapons or large capacity magazine if such weapons are broken down and in a non-functioning state and are not immediately accessible to any person.

 

(b)        Any assault weapon or large capacity magazine possessed, sold or transferred in violation of subsection (a) of this section is hereby declared to be contraband and shall be seized and disposed of in accordance with the provisions of Section 6-2 of this Ordinance.

 

(c)        Any person found in violation of this section shall be sentenced to not more than six months imprisonment, or fined not less than $500.00 and not more than $1,000.00, or both.

 

(d)       Any person who, prior to the effective date of the ordinance codified in this ordinance, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine prohibited by this section shall have 14 90 days from the effective date of the ordinance to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution hereunder:

(1)        To remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from within the limits of the County of Cook;

(2)        To modify the assault weapon or large capacity magazine either to render it permanently inoperable or to permanently make it a device no longer defined as an assault weapon or large capacity magazine; or

(3)        To surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the Sheriff or his  designee for disposal as provided below.

 

Section 6-3.   Destruction of weapons confiscated.

(a)        Whenever any firearm or large capacity magazine is surrendered or confiscated pursuant to the terms of this division, the Sheriff shall ascertain whether such firearm is needed as evidence in any matter.

(b)        If such firearm or large capacity magazine is not required for evidence it shall be destroyed at the direction of the Sheriff. A record of the date and method of destruction an inventory or the firearm or large capacity magazine so destroyed shall be maintained.


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