Molly B. Posted November 23, 2022 at 03:39 PM Share Posted November 23, 2022 at 03:39 PM https://newschannel20.com/news/local/isp-updates-new-rules-on-firearms-access##new_tab Quote SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KHQA) — The Illinois State Police (ISP) on Monday adopted updates aimed at keeping firearms out of the hands of people who pose a significant threat to themselves or to others. The first reform allows for a broader use of Clear and Present Danger Rule reports, which is a policy that allows ISP to revoke or deny a Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID) to those who are deemed a risk to themselves or to others. The action was taken following the July 4, 2022 shooting in Highland Park that killed seven and wounded dozens of other people. “When determining whether to issue or revoke a FOID card, it is imperative ISP has as much information and evidence as possible,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly. “Updates to this administrative rule will strengthen ISP’s ability to keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous individuals.” Before the update, administrative rules required that a person’s clear and present danger had to be “impending,” or “imminent." It also required “physical or verbal behavior, such as violent, suicidal, or assaultive threats, actions, or other behavior," according to ISP. The second change recently approved by the Commission on Implementing the Firearms Restraining Order Act puts a model policy in place to provide an overall framework law enforcement can follow to secure and execute a Firearms Restraining Order (FRO). The model policy addresses procedures for law enforcement in the following areas among others: Petitioning for a FRO (either emergency or six-month) Serving a FRO issued by the court Securing firearms, ammunition, and firearm parts surrendered by subject of the FRO Executing a FRO search warrant Returning firearms, ammunition, or firearm parts Attending court hearings Training Each Illinois law enforcement agency may make small modifications to the policy but must adopt a policy that aligns with the model, ISP said. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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