It takes just 60 seconds to file a witness slip supporting a bill that would reduce gun suicides, domestic violence homicides and mass shootings.
Family members are often the first people to notice a person is entering a mental health crisis or exhibiting violent behavior. House bill 2354 creates a Lethal Violence Order of Protection (LVOP) which empowers immediate family members who are concerned about a loved one hurting themselves or others to petition the courts to remove firearms for a limited amount of time. The LVOP disarms a potentially dangerous individual.
80% of people considering suicide give some sign of their intention
38 out of 62 mass shooters in the last twenty years were reported as displaying signs of dangerous behavior prior to the shootings
G-PAC Gun Safety leader Rep. Kathleen Willis is chief sponsor of HB 2354. Co-sponsors include G-PAC Gun Safety Representatives Michelle Mussman, Laura Fine, Scott Drury, Sonya Harper, Will Guzzardi, Teresa Mah, Jaime Andrade, Sara Feigenholtz, Deb Conroy, Ann Williams, Kelly Cassidy, Anna Moeller, Christian Mitchell, and Chris Welch. If one of these folks is your State Rep, please reach out with an email or a phone call thanking them for their courage and leadership keeping our children, families and communities free from gun violence.
HOW TO FILE A WITNESS SLIP FOR HB 2354
HB 2354, the Lethal VIolence Order of Protection is scheduled for a hearing on Tuesday, March 7 at 3:30 pm. Please take 60 seconds to fill out a witness slip supporting this lifesaving legislation today.
1.) Click on the image to file a witness slip as a PROPONENT of the bill.
2.) Fill out the Identification section with your information. For the Firm/business or agency and Title fields, write “self” unless you are authorized by a company or business to use their name on the witness slip.
3.) The Representation section: If you are not authorized to appear on behalf of any group, fill in NA or “self”.
4.) Select PROPONENT in the Position section.
5.) Complete the Testimony section. Check the “Record of Appearance Only” box. This will allow your position on the piece of legislation to be known without having to physically appear.
6.) Type what is displayed in the CAPTCHA box.
7.) Click in the box next to “I Agree to the ILGA Terms of Agreement”.
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Thank you for the 60 seconds today!