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Assault style weapons are displayed for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply on Jan. 16, 2013, in Springfield, Ill.

Seth Perlman/AP

Guns on a wall

Assault style weapons are displayed for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply on Jan. 16, 2013, in Springfield, Ill.

Seth Perlman/AP

Illinois residents must register assault weapons starting this month

The law doesn’t force residents who already own assault weapons to give up those guns. But the law does require residents to register them.

Assault style weapons are displayed for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply on Jan. 16, 2013, in Springfield, Ill.

Seth Perlman/AP

   

In August, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the assault weapons ban, which took effect earlier this year. Residents who owned these weapons prior to the ban now must register them by January 1.

Reset checks in with a local reporter to understand how that will work — and with an expert to understand how the law compares to others in the country.

GUESTS: Mary Norkol, Chicago Sun-Times reporter

Adam Winkler, UCLA law professor, author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America

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