Three bills that would make Illinois safer from gun violence
Source: The Chicago Sun-Times
As part of its “31 Bullets” series, the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board has highlighted three pieces of gun policy that are currently being legislated by the Illinois Assembly. They include:
- An Illinois House hearing on a bipartisan bill that would allow family members and law enforcement officials to petition the courts to temporarily remove firearms from the homes of people who are a danger to themselves or others
- A related bill in the Senate that would require that anyone who agrees to accept guns that have been removed from someone in distress sign an affidavit saying they would not return the guns without legal clearance
- A bill to ban bump stocks and trigger cranks in Illinois has passed the Senate and is scheduled to be the subject of a committee hearing in the House
Read the full editorial, and watch the accompanying 31 Bullets campaign video.
This is a post related to the Gun Policy strategy of the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities.