New Illinois law bars gun ownership over restraining orders

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to prohibit people with restraining orders from owning firearms.

The new law directs State Police to deny or revoke the gun permits of people with restraining orders in Illinois. The law also disqualifies people from possessing guns even if the restraining order comes from another state.

The Republican governor signed the bill Friday.

The law also establishes procedures for gun owners to surrender their firearms if a county sheriff serves them with a revocation order because of a restraining order.