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Republican Gov. Proposes Gun Confiscation Orders, 72-Hour Wait Period on Firearm Purchases

Breitbart [1]
May 15, 2018

On Monday, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) proposed gun confiscation orders and a 72-hour wait period on firearm purchases.

His proposals were made via proposals to legislation currently pending in the Illinois legislature.

The Chicago Tribune reports [2] that “the provision that would allow confiscation of guns from people who are deemed dangerous” would last 14 days initially. The two-week period gives the state time to build a case for keeping the firearms or else the guns must be returned.

Rauner described the 72-hour waiting period as a “cooling off” period that extends Illinois 24-hour waiting period two more days. He said, “If someone is perhaps on the verge of committing suicide, if someone is potentially a dangerous person and they have violent acts in mind, that extra two days could make the difference between life and death.”

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