The Illinois House of Representatives could consider House Bill 2354 at any time. It is imperative that you contact your state Representative immediately and strongly urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 2354.
House Bill 2354 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 and concealed carry licenses as well as the seizure of all firearms to 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.
Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Representative and urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 2354 when it comes up for a vote.