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Illinois: Radical Legislation that Violates Due Process to be Heard in Committee Next Week

Friday, February 26, 2016

Illinois: Radical Legislation that Violates Due Process to be Heard in Committee Next Week

On Tuesday, March 1, the House Judiciary-Criminal Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 3160, legislation that may allow the removal of an individual’s Second Amendment rights without due process.

HB 3160 would allow an individual’s family members or law enforcement to petition the court for an ex parte restraining order if they consider the individual to be a danger to themselves or others simply because the individual owns, possesses or purchases a firearm.  According to the summary of the bill, an ex parte order would be issued by a judge based solely on a brief, unsubstantiated affidavit made by a petitioner and absent any input made by the individual on which the order is targeted.  If enacted, this legislation would require the surrender of FOID cards, concealed carry licenses as well as the seizure of all firearms by law enforcement.  This legislation is ripe for abuse by individuals that disagree with the Second Amendment, and the mere insinuation that gun ownership makes you a danger to yourself or others is offensive and insulting.

It is very important that you contact the members of the House Judiciary-Criminal Committee and politely urge them to strongly oppose House Bill 3160.  You can contact committee members by clicking here or the button above.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.