The Latest: Rauner urges lawmakers to mull entire gun plan

  • Rep. Jonathan Carrol, D-Northbrook, sponsor of legislation to extend the waiting period of assault-style weapons to 72 hours, which Gov. Bruce Rauner changed with an amendatory veto, testifies before the Illinois House Judiciary-Criminal Committee on†Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in Springfield, Ill.

    Rep. Jonathan Carrol, D-Northbrook, sponsor of legislation to extend the waiting period of assault-style weapons to 72 hours, which Gov. Bruce Rauner changed with an amendatory veto, testifies before the Illinois House Judiciary-Criminal Committee on†Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in Springfield, Ill. Associated Press

  • CORRECTS TO RISLEY, NOT RISELY - David Risley, Gov. Bruce Rauner's director of criminal justice and public safety policy, testifies before the Illinois House Judiciary-Criminal Law Committee to changes the Republican made to gun legislation in an amendatory veto of gun legislation in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

    CORRECTS TO RISLEY, NOT RISELY - David Risley, Gov. Bruce Rauner's director of criminal justice and public safety policy, testifies before the Illinois House Judiciary-Criminal Law Committee to changes the Republican made to gun legislation in an amendatory veto of gun legislation in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Associated Press

  • CORRECTS TO HAZEL CREST, NOT CHICAGO - Delphine Cherry, of Hazel Crest, Ill., right, who lost her daughter, Tyese Abney, in 1992, and her son, Tyler Randolph, in 2012, in separate incidents of gun violence, testifies before the House Judiciary-Criminal Committee on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Springfield, Ill., against Gov. Bruce Rauner's amendatory veto of legislation to extend the gun-delivery waiting period of all guns to 72 hours.

    CORRECTS TO HAZEL CREST, NOT CHICAGO - Delphine Cherry, of Hazel Crest, Ill., right, who lost her daughter, Tyese Abney, in 1992, and her son, Tyler Randolph, in 2012, in separate incidents of gun violence, testifies before the House Judiciary-Criminal Committee on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Springfield, Ill., against Gov. Bruce Rauner's amendatory veto of legislation to extend the gun-delivery waiting period of all guns to 72 hours. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 5/23/2018 4:33 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois House has approved legislation to create a procedure to temporarily confiscate guns from people threatening violence.

The House voted 80-32 Wednesday. Democratic Rep. Kathleen Willis of Addison is the sponsor of what she calls a "red-flag bill."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The measure allows family members and local law enforcement to petition a court to suspend a person's gun license for six months. The person must be displaying signs that they're a threat to themselves or others.

Republican Rep. Steve Reick (RYK') of Woodstock says it's a step toward addressing "mass violence."

But Republican Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton says it's the family's responsibility to confiscate guns or to have the person arrested.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed a similar plan in different legislation but it requires a prosecuting attorney to seeks a judge's approval.

The plan goes to the Senate.

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The bill is HB2354

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