Illinois lawmakers are set to consider three bills that will prevent mentally ill individuals from owning guns legally. The bills will be considered in the state Senate and House.
One bill would require law enforcement to revoke the gun permits of people that have orders of protection filed against them. Another bill set to be considered by the legislatue would mandate that court clerks report each individual deemed mentally unstable by a judge. The reports would be made to the state police, which would be tasked with revoking the gun permits of the individuals in question.
Another proposal seeks to temporarily suspend the gun permits of those who could be a danger to themselves or others. A petition to reactivate the gun permit could be filed in any circuit court by any individual who lives with the person in question.