Illinois Governor Signs ‘Red Flag’ Gun Bill Into Law

Illinois Governor Signs 'Red Flag' Gun Bill Into Law

Play Video Play Mute Current Time 0:00 / Duration Time 0:00 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Stream TypeLIVE Remaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate 1 Chapters Chapters descriptions off, selected Descriptions subtitles off, selected Subtitles captions settings, opens captions settings dialog captions off, selected Captions Audio Track Fullscreen This is a modal window. Caption Settings Dialog Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaque Font Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400% Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadow Font FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall Caps DefaultsDone The governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, signed a bill into law that allows police to temporarily take guns away from people who may pose a danger to themselves or others. The Firearms Restraining Order Act lets police, family members and others like roommates seek a court order of protection allowing officials to confiscate guns from people deemed a threat. Illinois is now one of 13 states to enact so-called "red flag" legislation. Florida, New Jersey and Maryland are some of the states that passed similar bills after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting in February. Rauner also signed another measure into law that requires a 72-hour waiting period for all gun purchases, but he said he would not add more oversight to gun stores. Trending stories at

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