Illinois requires firearms dealers, when selling or offering a handgun for sale, to include with the handgun a device or mechanism, other than the firearm safety, designed to render the handgun temporarily inoperable or inaccessible.1 This may include an external device that is attached to the handgun with a key or combination lock, or an integrated mechanical safety, disabling or locking device. Federal law also applies. These requirements do not apply to sales by private sellers.2
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- 720 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/24-9.5(a).