In our 4/21/2021 Urgent Call to Action we sounded the alarm on HB1092, a bill designed to weaponize Firearm Restraining Orders against Illinois gun owners. By broadening the list of those who can petition the courts for this order, the door is open to retaliation in the name of safety.
The existing firearm restraining law is the product of hard negotiation by stakeholders from all sides of the issue. After long weeks of discussion, a bill considered model legislation was passed into law, a model that could be held up as an example to other states considering such legislation.
Demonstrating again that one can never turn their back on anti-gun forces, Representative Stoneback and Senator Gillespie are being encouraged by some of the original participants to turn the negotiation process on its head. This bill was passed out of the House earlier this month and, today, was assigned to the Senate Executive committee. Though not posted to a hearing yet, this committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow afternoon.
Join us in our continued opposition to House Amendment 1 on HB1092 by preparing to file witness slips at a moments notice.