Illinois Pushing For Gun Confiscation Through ‘Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act’

In another effort to tear down the Second Amendment by the left, Democrat state legislators in Illinois have put forward an insane bill that would allow for the confiscation of one’s guns based on a petition.

Take a look at this excerpt of Illinois Senate Bill 1291, courtesy of Allen West:

Creates the Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act. Provides that a petitioner may request an emergency lethal violence order of protection by filing an affidavit or verified pleading alleging that the respondent poses an immediate and present 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. 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. Provides that if the court issues the order the respondent must: (1) refrain from having in his or her custody or control, owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving additional firearms for the duration of the order; and (2) turn over to the local law enforcement agency any firearm, Firearm Owner’s Identification Card, or concealed carry license in his or her possession.

So all it would take to lose your right to keep and bear arms in the state of Illinois is for someone to file a petition claiming that you’re a “danger.” Wow.

The attack on the Second Amendment is extremely transparent here as that supposedly dangerous person surely still has access to a whole host of other things that could be used to harm themselves or others.

But don’t worry, there are “factors that the court must consider,” and that’s certainly comforting since as we all know, the government can be trusted to stick within reasonable bounds … Yeah right.

If that were the case, this bill wouldn’t have even been put forward …

The sad truth is that there will be many people who will gladly hand over their rights because of the fear mongering campaign by the left that encourages people to willfully disarm and agree eventually to the force-able disarming of others.

Hopefully others will wake up to the fact that this is a fight for our rights and for our safety. As the left fear-mongers about the need to take away our guns, the truth is that they are doing the opposite by taking away the ability of law abiding citizens to defend themselves; in the process, doing absolutely nothing to seriously stop crime.