FILE–In this Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, assault weapons and hand guns are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill. Recent mass shootings spurred Congress to try to improve the background check system used during gun purchases, but experts say the system is so fractured that federal legislation being considered in Washington D.C. will do little to help keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, file)
Illinois State Police are issuing a second round of firearm enforcement grants. ISP is accepting applications until April 17th for the fiscal year 2024 grants to local law enforcement agencies interested in a collaborative effort to reduce and prevent illegal possession of firearms. During the first round of grants, thirty law enforcement agencies were awarded grants for the fiscal year of 2023.