Is an 19-year-old ever allowed to own a gun in Illinois? Even if he didn't have a prior conviction, would his owning a gun be legal?An Urbana teen is in police custody for accidentally shooting his cousin in the knee over the weekend.William L. Ayres Jr., 19, was arrested late Monday morning.2:30 p.m. Saturday, sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a call on Prairie Green in which an 18-year-old man claimed to have been shot in a drive-by shooting."William was playing with a gun as they were sitting in a room listening to music."Because of a prior conviction, Ayres is not allowed to possess a weapon.
It seems like the prior conviction is the thing that got him arrested, not the mis-handling of the gun.
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