SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sonya M. Harper, D-Chicago, helped to pass bipartisan gun safety reform to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of those who pose an immediate danger to themselves or others.

“Republicans and Democrats in the General Assembly came together to pass truly sensible gun safety reform that empowers families to protect their loved ones,” said Harper. “This is the sort of commonsense cooperation that all of our residents should expect from us on all the matters we discuss.”

Harper’s House Bill 2354 allows family members to petition the courts to suspend their loved one’s FOID card and confiscate guns from their possession if they are a threat to themselves or others. Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers joined Harper’s efforts to put families first and equip them with the legal tools and processes to ensure their own safety and provide assistance those who need it.

“This is putting public safety first and putting another safeguard in place to prevent senseless gun violence in homes and communities throughout the state,” said Harper. “The bill makes its way to the governor, and it is my hope that he will do what’s right for not just my communities, but for families across Illinois.”

Harper represents the 6th District, which includes all or portions of Armour Square, Bridgeport, Chicago Lawn, Englewood, Gage Park, Back of the Yards, Canaryville, New City, West Englewood, and Marquette Park. To stay up to date with upcoming events, legislation and neighborhood news, please contact Rep. Harper’s office at repsonyaharper@gmail.com.

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