WE STAY INFORMED TO KEEP YOU INFORMED.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — “We’re protecting Joe from hurting himself or taking his own life,” said Sen. Jill Schupp, a St. Louis Democrat.
If passed, Senate Bill 42 – or the Extreme Risk Order of Protection Bill – would allow a judge to determine whether or not you – a gun owner – is a threat to yourself or others.
If a relative or a member of your household felt you were in a bad place and could hurt yourself or someone else with a gun, that person could go to court to file an Extreme Risk Order of Protection.
Then, both parties have to go in front of a judge within 14 days for the court to determine whether or not that is the case.
If it is, police could take your guns away for a year.
“Nothing is going to happen until everyone gets their day in court to make a good decision about whether that person is safe having a gun in his or her possession,” Schupp said.
Aside from close family or people you live with, police could also file that extreme risk order of protection.
“I do have serious concerns that that law would be abused,” said Springfield Republican, Senator Eric Burlison.
AN ACT concerning safety.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Firearm Owners Identification Card Act is
5 amended by changing Sections 3.1 and 4 as follows:
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Makes it unlawful for any person to knowingly possess an assault weapon 300 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act, except possession of weapons registered with the Department of State Police in the time provided. Provides exemptions and penalties. Effective immediately.
Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act, a person or place of business who sells ammunition to any person in this State shall maintain records for each transaction that includes the: (1) date of the transaction; (2) purchaser’s name and date of birth; (3) purchaser’s address; (4) purchaser’s Firearm Owner’s Identification Card information; and (5) ammunition amount, caliber, manufacturer’s name and serial number, or other distinguishing information. Requires the person or place of business to submit each record within 7 days of the transaction to the Department of State Police.
Amends the State Finance Act to create the Community Mental Health Services Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that moneys in the Community Mental Health Services Fund shall be used to assist, support, and establish community-based mental health providers and programs. Amends the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers’ Occupation Tax Act. Imposes a surcharge of $0.01 per cartridge or shell on firearm ammunition. Provides that moneys from the surcharge shall be deposited into the Community Mental Health Services Fund. Effective immediately.
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that beginning January 1, 2020, all handgun ammunition that is manufactured, imported into the State for sale or personal use, kept for sale, offered or exposed for sale, sold, given, lent, or possessed shall be serialized. Provides that beginning January 1, 2020, any person who manufactures, causes to be manufactured, imports into the State for sale or personal use, keeps for sale, offers or exposes for sale, or who gives or lends any handgun ammunition that is not serialized is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
Amends the Wildlife Code. Provides that nontoxic ammunition, as certified by the Department of Natural Resources, shall be required when taking all wildlife, including game mammals, game birds, non-game birds, and non-game mammals with any firearm. Provides that the Department shall adopt by rule a public process to certify ammunition as nontoxic ammunition and shall define, by rule, nontoxic ammunition to include only ammunition in which there is no lead content, excluding the presence of trace elements of lead.