Did you know that Illinois already has a version of the “red flag” laws being discussed by dawdling legislators elsewhere in the country (often with questionable sincerity)? Well, Illinois passed the Firearms Restraining Order Act in 2018. There’s only one problem: Hardly anyone knows it exists or how to use it. To that end, FRO training sessions are being held around the state, and Oak Park has theirs scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Oak Park Public Library. Members of the Illinois Coalition Against Handgun Violence will lead the session, which is sponsored by Moms Demand Action of Oak Park and Austin. Members of the Oak Park Police Department will also be on hand. Veterans Room, 834 Lake St., Oak Park.

Ken Trainor

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