Guns can be removed from those deemed dangerous under law signed by Rauner

Guns can be removed from those deemed dangerous under law signed by Rauner

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law Monday a measure allowing police to take away guns from those judged in court to pose a threat. Rauner said at a news conference that he was “proud” to sign the violence prevention measure, noting that it was supported by law enforcement and calling it “a very important step forward to increase safety for the people of our state.” The so-called “red flag” bill will allow family members or police to seek an order of protection to confiscate guns from those deemed “an immediate and present danger” to themselves or others. How to Sell your House Fast Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot and serously injured during a meeting with constituents in 2011 and is now a gun-control advocate, applauded the governor’s actions. “While Congress remains silent, states like Illinois are responding to calls from Americans of all ages to do more to keep us safe,” she said in a statement released through her group Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence. “Today is another step in the right direction as Illinois communities now have a path to ensure those experiencing a crisis do not have access to guns.” The Firearms Restraining Order Act is among two proposals approved by the General Assembly this year that attempt to take tools traditionally used against domestic violence and apply them to prevent gun violence. Another measure would allow schools, houses of worship and workplaces, rather than just individuals, to petition a judge for a […]

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