GOP Gov. Signs New Gun Control Legislation

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law Monday a measure allowing police to take away guns from those judged in court to pose a threat.

He also extended the 72-hour gun-purchase waiting period to all firearms but said he would veto a measure adding more oversight to gun stores.

Rauner said at a news conference that he was “proud” to sign the firearms order of protection measure, noting that it was supported by law enforcement and calling it “a very important step forward to increase safety for the people of our state.”

The so-called “red flag” bill will allow family members or police to seek an order of protection to confiscate guns from those deemed “an immediate and present danger” to themselves or others.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.