Rauner signs laws allowing mental health gun seizures, extending waiting period

Rauner signs laws allowing mental health gun seizures, extending waiting period

DIXON, Ill. — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed multiple gun control measures into law Monday as he pushed for a solution to school shootings in stops around the state. While in Chicago, Rauner signed one gun control measure that allows police or family members to prove in court that a person with guns is suffering from mental health or other problems and threatening harm. Weapons could be surrendered for up to six months. Today I signed legislation to keep firearms out of the hands of those who would use them to commit acts of violence against themselves or others, after proof is provided. pic.twitter.com/ZCFhUtNcBf — Governor Rauner (@GovRauner) July 16, 2018 Democratic Rep. Kathleen Willis of Addison says her bill answers incidents such as the Parkland, Florida shooting, after which people declare there were warning signs that were not heeded. At an event in Dixon, IL, Rauner was joined by Mark Dallas, the Dixon High School resource officer hailed as a hero for stopping a student who had planned to shoot up the school during a graduation rehearsal. Dallas called on the legislature to respond to the issue of school shootings just as he did: quickly. “Within seconds of the first gunshot, I responded. A rapid response to the threat of a school shooting was the only thing that prevented a slaughter where we now stand.” Dallas said. “There is no time to spare when children’s lives are at risk, but today the threat of a school shooting remains just […]

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