Gary from handgunlaw.us writes: “Seems Chicago has this ordinance against lasers. They have informed their police to confiscate any firearm with a laser sight even if the person has a valid permit/license. Cicero, Thornton and Roselle, Illinois also have such ordinances banning laser sights. Are these ordinances illegal under IL preemption? Preemption states handguns and ammo, not accessories so a court case will take place. But until then, IL being IL and Chicago being Chicago, I see nothing but problems.” . . .
From the Windy City’s anti-gun ordinance:
8-20-060 Possession of a Laser Sight Accessory, Firearm Silencer or Muffler.
(a) It is unlawful for any person to carry, possess, display for sale, sell or otherwise transfer any laser sight accessory, or a firearm silencer or muffler.
(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any members of the armed forces of the United States, or the organized militia of this or any other state, or peace officers, to the extent that any such person is otherwise authorized to acquire or possess a laser sight accessory, or firearm silencer or muffler, and is acting within the scope of his duties.
(c) Any laser sight accessory, or firearm silencer or muffler, carried, possessed, displayed or sold in violation of this section is hereby declared to be contraband and shall be seized by and forfeited to the city.
An advisory letter from Chicago PD to LEOs can be found here (pdf), with the relevant section on page 8:
E. Seizure and Forfeiture of Firearms
Members will only enforce MCC 8-20-250 “Seizure and Forfeiture of Firearms” under the following circumstances:
3. the seized object is a laser sight, firearm silencer, or muffler.
Because the last thing the City of Chicago wants to see is civvies using a tool that make firearms easier or more accurate to shoot.