(Springfield, IL) — Illinois lawmakers are a step closer to making it easier to take guns away from someone considered to be a threat to themselves or others. The Illinois House Wednesday approved what supporters are calling a “Red Flag” plan. State Representative Kathleen Willis’ legislation would allow family members and local police departments to ask a judge to seize someone’s weapons. Governor Rauner has a similar plan, but it would shift the responsibility to local prosecutors. The “Red Flag” plan heads to the Illinois Senate next.