Skip to comments.Gov. Rauner signs new law expanding Illinois gun prohibitions
Posted on 08/16/2016 11:55:23 AM PDT by PROCON
Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a popular bill last week that would reclassify some as being ineligible to own firearms due to stalking orders or protective orders from other states.
Sponsored by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy, D-Chicago, the measure directs the State Police to deny an application for or revoke an individuals Firearm Owners Identification Card if they are subject to an order of protection or no-contact order related to stalking. It passed the House in April and the Senate in May, both in unanimous votes, earning Rauners signature on August 12 along with a host of other measures without comment.
The legislation, which passed as HB 6331, is multi-faceted and would treat a stalking no contact order (SNCO) the same way as a domestic violence protective order under the law when it comes to barring gun ownership. Under Illinois law, many who do not qualify for protection through restraining orders can obtain a stalking no contact order which can be obtained by victims of stalking who do not have a relationship with the offender.
Further, it would compare the states FOID database against those in other jurisdictions to see if a similar protective order had been entered by another state, tribal, or territorial court against the gun owner.
As such, it would reclassify some Illinois citizens as being ineligible to own firearms under the new guidance. If ineligible, the gun owner would have to surrender their firearms and FOID card to the county sheriff if served with a revocation order. The language of the act allows for a pilot program in Cook County for local law enforcement to serve notices of revocation, a task typically reserved for the State Police.
Finally, those who find their FOID card revoked would be entered into the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Instant Criminal Background Check System which could disqualify them from purchasing firearms in other states or in many cases obtaining a concealed carry permit.
The measure is now Public Act 99-0787 and takes effect January 1, 2017.
Rise in murder rate to follow soon.
So if your neighbor wants to bust your balls, he can file a COP and automatically have your guns confiscated.
this will sure stop crime!
now we just have to make sure we fit everyone into one or another of these classifications!
Don’t tell your neighbor that you own a gun.
I am so very happy for the combat-fatigued population of Chicago.
I surely hope they well now enjoy the quiet weekend nights in their wonderful city.
In TRUTH, I feel a great pity for the people who think this will make a bit of difference in the city. I doubt if more than 1% of the gune used in 2016 were “legally owned.”
Maybe not quite that many.
every new “gun law” only makes Chicago into more of a shooting gallery
Well that should end all those shootings in Chi-raq.
Under Illinois law, many who do not qualify for protection through restraining orders can obtain a stalking no contact order which can be obtained by victims of stalking who do not have a relationship with the offender.
So this will make Rahm Emaneul’s Mafia’s buddies think twice about committing firearms related crimes (do I really need the sarc?)?
Signed by a REPUBLICAN governor.
To be followed by more inane gun laws after the proper candlelight vigils.
They didn’t close the Burglary Loophole.
Good fn grief.
There’s that Burglary Loophole in action again.
Why to they even pretend the 2nd Amendment even exists in Illinois?
Some of the anti-gun laws seem minor or even sensible, but this one seems more intrusive. Can’t anyone get a restraining order on someone else without really having to prove they are a threat?
Yeah, he’s a Republican, that’s the ticket.
Has nothing to do with if you do or not.
Your neighbor merely has to state, “He’s been threatening me” or “He’s been threatening me, I think he may have guns in the house”.
Immediately you are run for a pistol permit and/or your house is searched for firearms.
Have seen it happen.
OP’s are guilty until proven innocent complaints.