Governor Rauner signs the "Snitch Bill" and 3-day waits on all firearm purchases today.
Yeah, it's in the Tribune.
Governor Rauner signs ‘Snitch Bill’, 3-day wait on all firearm purchases
(Chicago Tribune) – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law Monday a measure allowing police to take away guns from those judged in court to pose a threat.
He also extended the 72-hour gun-purchase waiting period to all firearms but said he would veto a measure adding more oversight to gun stores.
Rauner said at a news conference that he was “proud” to sign the firearms order of protection 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.
… On the other side of the issue, the Illinois State Rifle Association initially opposed the new order of protection bill but negotiated limits on the proposal that allowed the group to drop its opposition.
Over at Illinois Carry, their spokeswoman Valinda Rowe posted this:
Governor Commits to Veto Gun Dealer Licensing Bill!
Signs Emergency Intervention Bill and 72-Hr. Waiting Period
IllinoisCarry would like to thank Governor Rauner for announcing at a press conference in Chicago today that he will veto SB337, the gun dealer licensing bill. The bill was passed by both House and Senate during the spring legislative session but has not been sent to the Governor's desk yet. It is good to know that when it is sent, it will be dead on arrival!!
The Governor signed HB2354. The new law provides for emergency intervention when someone is threatening to commit suicide,or a school shooting, work place violence, etc.
We in the firearms community strongly feel someone who is a danger to themselves or others should not be in possession of firearms. We know how important emergency intervention is when someone is posing a danger to themselves or others. However, we also hold strong to the fact that Second Amendment Constitutional rights must also be protected. The Second Amendment community worked long and hard to insure those protections are in this bill:
“The Second Amendment community worked long and hard to insure those protections are in this bill” Valinda Rowe wrote. For the record, Valinda’s “Second Amendment Community” did NOT include Guns Save Life. Existing law allows law enforcement authorities to take action in any instances Mrs. Rowe cited as justification for this new gun control law.
Let me make this perfectly clear: Guns Save Life has never supported bills to strip gun owners of their gun rights without due process.