SB 1291’s summary states:
[The bill] 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.
The inclusion of “ex parte” orders means an order to take the guns of an Illinois resident could be issued without that resident’s presence during the process in which the order was issued.
The NRA-ILA states, “An ex parte order would be issued by a judge based solely on a brief, unsubstantiated affidavit made by a petitioner and absent any input made by the individual on which the order is targeted.”
Creates the Firearms Registration Act. Provides that every person in the State must register each firearm he or she owns or possesses in accordance with the Act. Provides that a person shall not purchase or possess ammunition within this State without having first obtained a registration certificate identifying a firearm that is suitable for use with that ammunition, or a receipt demonstrating that the person has applied to register a suitable firearm under the Act and that the application is pending. Provides that the Department of State Police must complete a background check of any person who applies for: (1) a registration certificate for a firearm that was lawfully owned or possessed on the effective date of the Act, was brought into the State by a new resident, or was acquired by operation of law upon the death of the former owner; or (2) a renewal of a registration certificate unless, within 12 months of the date the renewal application is submitted, the applicant passed a background check conducted by the Department in connection with the applicant’s acquisition of another firearm. Provides exceptions. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is a Class 2 felony to sell or transfer ownership of a firearm to another person without complying with the registration requirement of the Firearms Registration Act.
Governor Pat Quinn Statement on Concealed Carry Override
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement after the Illinois General Assembly voted to override his amendatory veto of House Bill183.As written, HB 183 is flawed and jeopardizespublicsafety with provisions that allow people to carry guns in establishments that servealcohol,allow people to carry unlimited guns and unlimited high-capacity ammunition magazines, and prevent home-rule communities from enacting future bans on assault weapons.
“Today’s action by members of the General Assembly was extremely disappointing.
”Following a weekend of horrific violence in Chicago in which at least 70 people were shot and 12 killed, this was the wrong move for public safety in Illinois.
“Members of the Illinois House could not even manage to pass follow-up legislationthat included a few of the criticalchangesthatI outlined last week, such as improved mental health reporting and the duty to immediately inform law enforcement officersof the possession of a loaded concealed weapon.
“Throughout the legislative session, I made clear that any concealed carry law must have common-sense standards. I pushed for a ban on assault weapons, limitson high-capacity ammunition magazines and local option for home-rule communities, among other reasonable restrictions. I met with legislators regularly and discussed these standards in my State of the State address and all across the state of Illinois.
“Yet, despite my objections, members of the General Assembly surrendered to the National Rifle Association in the waning days of session and passed a flawed bill thatallowspeople to carry guns in establishments that serve alcohol, and allows people to carry unlimited guns and unlimited high-capacity ammunition magazines.
“In a supreme overreach, this bill even included the National Rifle Association’s trademark provision – a ban on future assault weapon bans in home-rule communities – which has nothing to do with the concealed carry of handguns.
“Public safety should never be compromised or negotiated away.
“It was wrong on May 31 and it’s wrong today.
“We will keep fighting for these critical provisions that will save livesand establish a better, more responsible concealed carry law in Illinois.”
Chicago has the type of laws you would endorse, Your Highness, and I submit they are not only ineffective, they handicap law-abiding citizens and contribute to the violence.