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New IL legislation would ease restrictions on buying guns, ammo at shooting events


Legislation recently signed in Illinois would make it easier for attendees and participants at some shooting events to buy ammunition and guns.

Backed by Rep. Jerry Costello, the legislation would ease restrictions for out-of-state shooters to buy ammunition and rifles, shotguns and other long guns at competitive shooting events at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta. Senate Bill 863 updates the 2014 concealed law to include these provisions.

Under the new law, registered out-of-state participants and attendees at shooting events will have an expedited approval process for gun and ammunition purchases.

Shawlyn Dungan, one of the co-founders, said the group wants to cast a positive light on the officers and show that while they are the ones that help enforce the law, they're also human and want others in the community to get to know the men and women in blue.

Costello will host a free public information session with representatives from the National Rifle Association on Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 2698, 1911 N. Market St. in Sparta.

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