Posted July 16, 2018 9:55 pm by Comments

By Aaron Colen

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed new gun control legislation Monday, again showing himself to be a Republican politician willing to give some ground on gun issues to pass bipartisan legislation, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The bills Rauner signed Monday will extend the waiting period to 72 hours for all firearm purchases and allow police to take guns from people deemed to be a threat to themselves or others.

“This is a very important day for the people of Illinois,” Rauner said at a press conference. “Today, I’m signing a very good piece of legislation to improve public safety for the people of our state.

“For too long, we’ve had situations where guns can be kept in the hands of individuals who are mentally unstable or deemed to be dangerous. We can’t have that situation continue to exist,” Rauner said.

The ‘red flag’ bill

Rauner signed a bill that gives family members or law enforcement officers the ability to seek an order of protection to have guns taken away from a person who is found to be a danger to themselves or others.

The bill passed despite concerns from the National Rifle Association and other gun rights advocates …Read the Rest

Source:: The Blaze

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