Illinois

‘Red Flag’ Bill Becomes Law in Illinois

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.

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