Firearm Restraining Order Act
The Firearms Restraining Order Act went into effect on January 1, 2019. The FRO created a new type of a civil court order that temporarily prohibits a person who is at risk of harming themselves or others from possessing or purchasing firearms. These orders can be petitioned for by family, household members and law enforcement, providing them a legal pathway to proactively address their concerns about a loved one. By removing firearms, the FRO law creates safer circumstances for the individual to seek treatment, stabilize behavior, and access resources to address the underlying causes of dangerous behaviors.
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Gun Dealer Certification
Gun dealers are a critical link between gun manufacturers and the public. They are also one of the largest sources of illegally trafficked firearms in Illinois. Research shows increased regulation of dealers to prevent illegal straw purchases has been associated with a 64% decrease in the number of guns used in crimes that can be traced back to a gun dealer.
Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act.
Following the passage of the Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act on January 18, 2019, federal firearm license holders (FFLs) in Illinois are now required to be certified. This certification process includes several important requirements:
- Conducting background checks for all gun store employees;
- Mandated training for employees and gun dealers on applicable laws and responsible business practices; and,
- Video surveillance and alarm systems to prevent thefts at retail locations.
The law encourages better business practices and holds corrupt gun dealers accountable, ultimately helping to curb a major source of illegally trafficked firearms.Download Gun Dealer Certification Fact Sheet
Block Illegal Ownership (BIO)
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