Firearm Safety Programs
Firearms Restraining Order
The Firearms Restraining Order Act is a process which is pursued through your local law enforcement agency and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Through this process an emergency order can be issued to the respondent prohibiting their access to firearms, ordering they turn over their FOID card and/or CCL and issue search warrants directing law enforcement to seize their guns.
Firearms Restraining Order Pamphlet
Clear and Present Danger Reporting to the Illinois State Police
On July 22, 2022, the Illinois State Police (ISP) announced an emergency administrative rule change allowing the ISP to keep and use information submitted in a clear and present danger report even if the subject of the report is not seeking or holding an FOID card at the time of the report. Law enforcement officers, physicians, clinical psychologists, school administrators, and others can use the clear and present danger report to inform the ISP of persons who are likely to endanger public safety if granted access to firearms. Under the emergency rule change, the ISP will be able to consider past evidence of dangerousness when deciding whether to issue or revoke an FOID card.
Emergency rules take effect within ten days of filing but remain valid for no more than 150 days. However, the ISP intends to request that the changes in clear and present danger reporting become permanent.
The ISP press release (dated July 18) announcing the emergency rule is available at the following hyperlink: https://isp.illinois.gov/Media/CompletePressRelease/755
The clear and present danger reporting form is available at the following hyperlink: https://isp.illinois.gov/StaticFiles/docs/FSB/ClearAndPresentDanger.pdf
ISP guidance on the use of the clear and present danger reporting form is available at the following hyperlink: https://isp.illinois.gov/Foid/LawEnforcement
The Illinois Administrative Code rules on clear and present danger reporting for law enforcement are available at the following hyperlink: https://ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/020/020012300001200R.html