This is 100% unconstitutional. They cannot get away with this. Did we not just hear about gangs stealing guns from trains? Do these people really think rounding up all guns will keep people safe?
Another attempt at the clandestine erosion of our Second Amendment rights is underway in Illinois. (Note, these things happen almost exclusively in cities and states run by liberals.)
A bill has been introduced by Democrats in the Illinois state legislature that would allow authorities to confiscate firearms based solely on a petition by a family member or law enforcement officer stating the person is an immediate danger to himself or others. You read right. If the cops say, “You’re a danger to yourself,” they can take it.
Illinois Senate Bill 1291 reads, in part:
“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.”