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Illinois: Ask Governor Rauner to Veto Firearm Surrender Bill

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Illinois: Ask Governor Rauner to Veto Firearm Surrender Bill

On May 30th, the Illinois state Senate voted 43-11 to pass a bill containing egregious violations of your rights.  House Amendment 2 to House Bill 2354 allows Second Amendment rights to be revoked without due process.  Please contact Governor Bruce Rauner and ask him to VETO HA 2 to HB 2354.  Click the “Take Action” button below and call 217-782-0244 to contact Governor Rauner.

House Amendment 2 to House Bill 2354, sponsored by Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-77), would allow for the issuance of protective orders to infringe on Second Amendment rights based on third party allegations with little, if any, real evidence and limited “due process” for the respondent.  Hearings for the orders would be ex parte, where the respondent is not present to challenge the accuser and defend against allegations made against them.  The issuance of an order would immediately prohibit the respondent from exercising their Second Amendment rights.  The Right to Keep and Bear Arms should not be treated as a second-class right and should only be restricted consistent with the constitutional requirements of due process.

Further, for truly dangerous individuals, this bill does nothing to incapacitate the subjects of the orders, as there is no requirement that they receive mental health treatment.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button above and call 217-782-0244 to urge Governor Rauner to VETO HA 2 to HB 2354.

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