SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A plan to temporarily suspend gun permits of people in Illinois who show signs of being a danger to themselves or others is headed to the House floor.
Addison Democratic Rep. Kathleen Willis says her proposal to allow family members and close friends to file a petition to temporarily revoke a person’s ability to purchase guns is a response to mass shootings and suicide deaths. The petition for revocation of a person’s Firearm Owners Identification card could be filed in any circuit court.
The House Judiciary Criminal Committee advanced the bill on Wednesday, April 4, 2016.
The Illinois chapter of the National Rifle Association opposes the measure, saying it infringes on Second Amendment rights. Republican Rep. Barbara Wheeler says the proposal is a government overreach.