Now that the White House is under Republican control and is decidedly pro-2A, the progressives are moving their activity to the State legislatures.
This Bill was introduced into the Illinois State Legislature.
Yes, that Illinois.
The hard-nosed, tough-on-guns state of Illinois — which also has ‘shockingly high’ reports of gun-related violence in Chicago.
Of course, it’s only ‘shockingly high’ to those on the Left.
To those of us on the Right, it makes perfect sense.
The ones that understand that ‘criminals’ don’t obey gun-violence laws will still use guns despite the anti-gun laws.
So, now that all their gun-control measures are
failing miserably working so well, it’s time to institute Phase 2: The Confiscation of Firearms.
Here is a selection of the text of Illinois Senate Bill 1291:
Creates the Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act. Provides that a petitioner may request an emergency lethal violence order of protection by filing an affidavit or verified pleading alleging that the respondent poses an immediate and present danger of causing personal injury to himself, herself, or another by having in his or her custody or control, owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm. Provides that the petition shall also describe the type, and location of any firearm or firearms presently believed by the petitioner to be possessed or controlled by the respondent. Provides that the petitioner may be a family member of the respondent or a law enforcement officer, who files a petition alleging that the respondent poses a danger of causing personal injury to himself, herself, or another by having in his or her custody or control, owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm. Establishes factors that the court must consider before issuing a lethal violence order of protection. Provides for the issuance of ex parte orders and one year orders. Provides that if the court issues the order the respondent must: (1) refrain from having in his or her custody or control, owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving additional firearms for the duration of the order; and (2) turn over to the local law enforcement agency any firearm, Firearm Owner’s Identification Card, or concealed carry license in his or her possession. Establishes factors for renewing and terminating lethal violence orders of protection. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act to make conforming changes. Defines “family member of the respondent”, “lethal violence order of protection”, “petitioner”, and “respondent”.
Do you realize what this means?
A family member or a member of law enforcement could have your firearms confiscated by filing a petition against you — without your input.
This is nothing more than another attempt at grabbing guns from law-abiding gun owners.
Hey, Illinoisans — make sure you get on this and write to your state reps and tell them that this kind of gun-grabbing is un-American and you won’t stand for it.
If you don’t live in Illinois… will your state be next?