Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 1291. Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and strongly urge them to oppose this anti-gun bill. Also, it’s important for members and Second Amendment supporters to fill out and submit a witness slip in order to be placed on the record in opposition to SB 1291.
SB 1291 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 Senate Judiciary Committee and politely urge them to strongly oppose SB 1291. Also, be sure to fill out and submit a witness slip in order to be placed on the record in opposition to SB 1291.