ILLINOIS — Justin Darcy said gun violence is taking too many lives across the State and the Nation.
He said more needs to be done to curb the problem.
“I feel that a lot of gun laws are overdue you have too high of gun violence in this country,” he said.
A new law is putting tighter restrictions on current legislation.
It prohibits that someone possessing firearms due to stalking orders or protective orders from other states.
“It feels like it makes sense; maybe it will lead to lowered gun violence,” said Darcy.
From July 2014 to June 2015, 35 domestic violence homicide incidents took the lives of nearly 50 people in Illinois. The yougest victim just 4 years old.
The new law would compare the State’s F.O.I.D. database against those in other states to see if a similar protective order had been entered.
“Every time the court has upheld it; if you have an order protection the court has found that you’re dangerous of the people identified on that order so you shouldn’t have guns,” said Vickie Smith of Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
In that same year gun deaths claimed the lives of nearly 20 adults alone.
“Guns and domestic violence are lethel we just know that by years and decades of information. So it is important to yet again make sure we cover all our bases. And everybody is clear nobody has any questions,” said Smith.
Those who find their F.O.I.D. card revoked would be entered into the F.B.I.’s national background check system. hat would stop the person from buying a gun in other states.
In 2015, there were nearly 40 domestic violence deaths.
Twenty-seven were women and 12 were men. The victims ranged in age from 19 to 84 years old. Most of them were shot. 12 were stabbed.