Illinois House Expands Confiscation Orders to Include Firearm Parts

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a Canadian national who allegedly attempted to enter the secured area of an airport with a handgun in his carry-on bag. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)
Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector

The Illinois House passed legislation Wednesday expanding the scope of “Firearms Restraining Orders” to include the confiscation of firearm parts.

The bill–HR 1092–also broadens confiscatory power to include ammunition.

HR 1092 states, “‘Firearms Restraining Order’ means an order issued by the court, prohibiting and enjoining a named person from having in his or her custody or control, purchasing, possessing, or receiving any firearms or ammunition, or removing firearm parts that could be assembled to make an operable firearm.”

The bill also broadens the definition of “family member,” thereby expanding the number of people who could petition for a “Firearms Restraining Order” against an individual.

HR 1092 defines “family member” as including a “former spouse” or “person with whom the respondent has or allegedly has a child in common.”

The NRA-ILA reported the Illinois House passed HR 1092 by a vote of 69 to 43. The bill now goes to the Illinois Senate.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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