Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Criminal Code of 1961. Provides that a first offense of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon committed with a firearm by a person 18 years of age or older where both: (1) the firearm possessed was uncased, loaded and immediately accessible at the time of the offense; and (2) the person possessing the firearm has not been issued a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card is a Class 4 felony, for which the person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than one year and not more than 3 years.
I interpret this piece of legislation to mean, if an out of stater comes through Illinois, or a citizen who refuses to allow their 2nd amendment rights to be infringed with the unconstitutional FOID card gets caught in the act of bearing arms, even if they hurt, or threatened absolutely no one, they go to jail automatically for 1 to 3 years. This is part of Illinois' biggest issue, in this state they prosecute Victimless, damage-less, non-violent crimes. If nobody's rights were infringed, and there was no damage, and no threat.... where's the crime? I would suggest the citizens of Illinois explain this to their lawmakers in very short, easy to understand words. If you're a good person, then you don't want to see citizens prosecuted for non-crimes.