A controversial bill known as the ‘Red Flag’ bill has been signed into legislation in Illinois.
The ‘Red Flag’ law allows courts to remove someone’s gun for up to a year after a family member or law enforcement agency files a petition.
Illinois is one of six states with a law in place to take guns away from people who show warning signs of violence.
Supporters of the bill say this a giant step forward.
The bill went into effect on July 1st.