The Center Square: Lawmakers set to send Pritzker ‘ghost gun’ registry bill

(The Center Square) – As long as a homemade gun for personal use isn’t transferred or sold to anyone else, it’s legal. But a measure at the Illinois statehouse would require such firearms to have a registered serial number.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says on its website “a license is not required to make a firearm solely for personal use.”

“However, a license is required to manufacture firearms for sale or distribution,” the ATF’s website says. “The law prohibits a person from assembling a non–sporting semi automatic rifle or shotgun from 10 or more imported parts, as well as firearms that cannot be detected by metal detectors or x–ray machines.”

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