A new database developed by the University of Illinois has been released by the Illinois State Police that can help police track the movement of firearms across state lines.
The database includes information on a wide variety of firearms that are commonly found in Illinois, including handguns, rifles and shotguns.
The new database is based on information collected from a number of different law enforcement agencies and is intended to be an “all-inclusive resource for law enforcement” and not “the ultimate gun control database,” according to a release from the Illinois Department of State Police.
The state police released the database in response to a request from the Chicago Tribune and other media outlets for information about how the state’s gun laws work.
The Chicago Tribune reported last month that a state police officer told the Tribune that it would be impossible to track every firearm in the state.
The officer also said it would “take a year” to compile the database, but that it could be completed within the first few weeks.