Illinois Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Enactment of Red Flag Law Creating a Firearms Restraining Order
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded the enactment of the Firearms Restraining Order Act, a Red Flag law that will empower family members and law enforcement officers to petition courts for temporary orders keeping guns out of the hands of individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others. Illinois becomes the eighth state this year and the 13th overall to enact a Red Flag law.
STATEMENT FROM LAUREN QUINN, VOLUNTEER CHAPTER LEADER WITH THE ILLINOIS CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Today, Illinois joins the growing list of states with life-saving Red Flag laws. Family members and law enforcement officials are often the first people to know when someone poses a risk to themselves or others, and this law will make it easier to act on these warning signs and prevent tragedies. We’re grateful to the lawmakers who pushed this important legislation forward.”
Did you know?
Every day, more than 120 people in the United States are killed with guns, twice as many are shot and wounded and countless others are impacted by acts of gun violence.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using four years of the most recent available data: 2018 to 2021.