Governor Expected To Sign Gun Legislation

Governor Expected To Sign Gun Legislation

CHICAGO (CBS)– Gov. Bruce Rauner Monday is expected to sign new gun legislation before talking about safety at Dixon High School–two months after a gunman opened fire inside the school. After taking action on a new gun bill that has been passed by Illinois lawmakers, Rauner will head to downstate Dixon, Ill. where he will be joined by officer Mark Dallas. The school safety officer is credited with preventing an attack at the high school in May. After he heard gunshots, Dallas ran toward the gunman and stopped him before he could harm students. Awaiting signature on the governor’s desk is a bill approved by Illinois lawmakers in response to recent mass shootings at a high school in Parkland, Fla., and at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md. The bill, known by lawmakers as “the red flag bill,” would allow family members of gun violence victims to to seek an order of protection to confiscate firearms from someone deemed to pose a danger to themselves or others. Another measure would allow schools, religious organizations and workplaces to petition the court for a no-contact order for someone viewed as a threat.

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