Illinois Governor Signs New Gun Reform Bills Into Law
By Micah Rate
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
While gun control and the Second Amendment aren’t the main topics of discussion in the national media or at the federal government at the moment, state legislatures across the country are still busy passing gun control and gun reform measures of their own.
The latest state to pass new gun legislation is Illinois. Governor Bruce Rauner, a Republican who is up for re-election this November, signed a “red flag” bill and another bill that creates a 72-hour waiting period for all firearm purchases.
According to the Associated Press, the “red flag” law will allow family members of an individual or members of law enforcement to go before a judge and petition the court for an order that will temporarily confiscate the individual’s firearms, if they can prove the person poses a threat to him/herself or others. The order can last up to six months.
Illinois joins several states across that country that have passed similar legislation.
- Rhode Island
- New Jersey
States still considering similar legislation are:
As Tom covered last week, the state of Texas may even …Read the Rest
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