Hundreds of Laws Take Effect in Illinois

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Illinois law makers have spent 2018 preparing for new laws in 2019, and at midnight on January first 253 went into effect.

Among the many laws are two dealing with gun control and nursing mothers.

Those who wish to purchase a rifle will now have to wait 72 hours, like with hand guns, as opposed to the former 24 hours.

“I think every state should have a 72 hour or longer wait for gun control,” said IL resident and gun owner Jerry Pounders.

This new statute is part of the ‘red flag’ law meant to prevent mass shootings, suicides and domestic violence involving firearms.

New and nursing mothers will no longer be required to participate in jury duty.

In addition to the law, all IL courthouses are now required to provide a private lactation room for nursing mothers.

“I think that’s great especially as you know a young mom having to kinda try and think of your child and being in jury duty would be pretty hard,” said resident Katie King.
 

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