After the Illinois State Police convened a commission to increase awareness about the state’s firearm restraining order law, the executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association says the issue is likely to end up in court.
The Commission on Implementing the Firearms Restraining Order Act met for the first time this week and is led by ISP Director Brendan Kelly. The commission advises on strategies for the education and implementation of the Firearms Restraining Order Act, a measure state lawmakers approved last year.
The measure allows for family members to work with the courts and law enforcement agencies to remove a firearm from someone deemed a threat. Once the policy is approved, ISP will work with local law enforcement agencies to design a comprehensive strategy using the model policy.