Electronic A&D Books Mandated in Illinois – Illinois Passes the Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act

COMBATING ILLEGAL GUN TRAFFICKING ACT

Electronic A&D Books Mandated in Illinois – Illinois Passes the Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act

Last month the Governor of Illinois signed into law Public Act 100-1178 (SB 337). The legislation, titled the Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act itself was comprised of two Acts; the Firearm Dealer License Certification Act and the Gun Trafficking Information Act.

The Firearm Dealer License Certification Act will require FFLs to make several modifications to their businesses over the course of the next two years; some of which are simple and others which may prove quite costly. Among the changes required are:

  • A certification process before beginning operations after receiving an FFL
  • New consumer sale process requirements
  • Retail location geographical restrictions
  • Employee training mandates
  • New security requirements including cameras, video storage, and security plans

In addition to the foregoing, retailers will be required to maintain their A&D Books in an electronic format. FFLs have several A&D Book software options available to them today ranging from a spreadsheet program often included on their computer to multimillion-dollar customized ERP and POS systems.

Orchid Advisors’ eBound Book – part of FFLBizHub – is designed to avoid recordkeeping mistakes – keeping FFLs compliant – and its logic has been utilized to manufacture, distribute, and sell more serial numbers than any electronic A&D Book on the market. eBound can be used as a standalone software application or can integrate into a POS or ERP system so FFLs only have to make a single entry for firearms, rather than one in their financial books and one in their regulatory books. Contact Orchid Advisors today to learn more about our powerful electronic A&D Book solution.

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