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If you live in Illinois and already have a state issued FOID card that allows you to buy, own and possess a firearm, you need to plan ahead if you want to buy a gun for any reason. It’s always been advised that anyone using a firearm for hunting to buy their gun well in advance and take to a shooting range to get familiar with the gun before using it in the field.

Illinois, there is another reason to plan ahead if you plan on purchasing a firearm for any reason. Why? Gov. Bruce Rauner just singed the Firearms Restraining Order Act that requires a 72-hour waiting period between the time you fill out the paper work, pay for your gun and the time you are allowed to take possession of the gun you bought.

(Capitol Fax) – * If we learned anything from the Travis Reinking Waffle House shooting earlier this year, it’s that local police forces aren’t doing enough to take guns away from the mentally ill, even with clear evidence that gun owners are suffering from mental illnexx.

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So, signing this bill today was a concrete step toward preventing further Travis Reinking-type shootings

Creates the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Provides that a petitioner may request an emergency firearms restraining order 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, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm.

Gov. Rauner, however, told supporters today that he will veto the revamped gun shop regulatory bill when it’s sent to his desk. He vetoed an earlier version. Rauner said he didn’t think it would help stop gun violence.

* The governor also said he signed this bill today…

Proponents of a waiting period believe that it prevents a quick tempered hotheaded person from running out, legally buying a firearm and then using it to commit a crime or kill someone. The ironic part of this in Illinois is that person first has to obtain a state issued FOIID card to legally purchase a firearm and this is not a quick process that already offers a cooling off period, meaning that a 72-hour waiting period is really not necessary.

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