Illinois

Banned Weapons: Handguns and some other kinds of firearms are prohibited in certain districts.

Background Checks: State processes federal instant background checks.

Permit Exceptions: The Illinois Firearm Owners ID Card qualifies for exemption from the federal instant background check. However, Illinois state law requires licensees to undergo a state background check which includes the federal instant check.

State Waiting Period: Three days for handguns and long guns.