Illinois police will be able to temporarily confiscate guns from individuals found by a court to present a danger to themselves or others, under a law signed Monday by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
“I am a, uh, advocate for the Second Amendment, I am a gun owner and I believe this bill protects constitutional rights while increasing public safety,” Rauner said at a bill signing ceremony in Chicago.
Rauner also signed a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period between the sale and delivery of all guns purchased in Illinois.
But he says he will veto a third proposal heralded by gun control advocates as a means of cracking down on straw gun purchases, calling the plan to require Illinois gun stores to use video surveillance and train employees as part of a mandatory state certification too burdensome for small businesses.
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