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Illinois Senator wants Government to Confiscate Guns without Due Process in New Bill

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Published on: March 10, 2017

Illinois State Senator Julie Morrison (D-29)has proposed a bill that would allow the government to confiscate firearms from gun owners without any due process.

According to SB 1291’s summary:

[The bill] provides that the petition shall also describe the type, and location of any firearm or firearms presently believed by the petitioner to be possessed or controlled by the respondent. Provides that the petitioner may be a family member of the respondent or a law enforcement officer, who files a petition alleging that the respondent poses a danger of causing personal injury to himself, herself, or another by having in his or her custody or control, owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm. Establishes factors that the court must consider before issuing a lethal violence order of protection. Provides for the issuance of ex parte orders and one year orders.

Awr Hawkins comments, “SB 1291 would create a ‘Lethal Order of Protection’ whereby the firearms of Illinois residents could be confiscated if a family member or ‘law officer’ files a petition stating the gun owner ‘poses an immediate and present danger of causing personal injury to himself, herself, or another by having … [a firearm] in his or her custody or control.’”

The bill also shamelessly does not even allow the gun owner to be present and a mere accusation can be leveled to remove his rights to own a gun, something that is supposed to be protected.

Imagine if a family member or a police officer had it in for you.  In the blink of an eye, you could be stripped of your rights without any due process simply because someone accused you of something with absolutely no evidence to validate the claim.

This is simply another attack on the rights of the people of Illinois by another Communist thinking representative.  These people have not learned one thing about their tyrannical gun confiscation laws already which leave thousands wounded and hundreds dead every year and thousands more vulnerable to the criminal element in Illinois, including some representatives in the city of Chicago.

The right to keep and bear arms is not to be infringed, not only by the central government, but by any government, as the rights are acknowledged as coming from our Creator in the Declaration of Independence.

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