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New gun sale law process met with confusion

Semi-automatic handguns are on display for purchase at Capitol City Arms Supply Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. Months of debate about Illinois' last-in-the-nation ban on concealed carry came to an end when lawmakers narrowly beat a federal court deadline and adopted a carry law over Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's objections, shifting the focus to how to carry out the new law across the state's 102 counties. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Semi-automatic handguns are on display for purchase at Capitol City Arms Supply Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. Months of debate about Illinois' last-in-the-nation ban on concealed carry came to an end when lawmakers narrowly beat a federal court deadline and adopted a carry law over Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's objections, shifting the focus to how to carry out the new law across the state's 102 counties. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Gun sellers aren't completely sure how they are supposed to deal with the new gun sale law that goes into effect Jan. 1. According to the Chicago Tribune:

"A law that goes into effect Wednesday will require individual Illinois gun owners to check their buyer's credentials with state police before transferring ownership of their weapons, but key details of the new process still haven't been announced.

Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, said Thursday that he was waiting to hear how private sellers would confirm that their purchaser had a valid firearm owner's identification card.

"We've received no instructions on how that's to be done," Pearson said. "If the citizens can't do it, I don't see (how) they can be held liable for not doing it.""

[Read the full story at the Chicago Tribune]

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