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It's a rare phenomenon. Last week, bipartisan legislation was filed on firearms related safety concerns. Under a new bill, family members of a gunowner or law enforcement personnel could seek an emergency “firearms restraining order” to take guns from individuals posing an immediate and present danger to themselves or others. Republican State Representative Peter Breen of Lombard was the leading Republican negotiator for the bill. He says the legislation is all about balance.



Breen says the legislation is groundbreaking in many regards.



The target of a firearms restraining order request must be given a full hearing within 14 days, where it must be proven by strict clear and convincing evidence that the person is dangerous.

 
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