Illinois gun rights groups to testify at gun ban registry hearing

(The Center Square) – Gun rights groups are expected to testify at three public hearings over the state’s gun ban registry. The first is being held Thursday in Springfield.
The state’s gun and magazine ban was enacted Jan. 10. The measure banned the future sale and possession of more than 170 semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and handguns, and magazines over 15 rounds for handguns and over 10 rounds for rifles. The measure does not impact retired police or those active in military, law enforcement or security industries.
Despite constitutional challenges pending in federal court, on Oct. 1, the state opened the portal for firearms owners to register banned guns they owned before Jan. 10, when the law went into effect. A legislative panel asked Illinois State Poli …