Joshua Morrison of Effingham County issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), Friday. This temporarily halts the Illinois ban on semiautomatic rifles that are commonly owned.
Breitbart News reported the Illinois governor. J.B. Pritzker (D), approved the ban on January 10, 2023. New law permits those with banned firearms to keep them. However, the Illinois State Police must register guns.
Pritzker’s office released a statement upon his signing of the bill. The statement stated, among other things, “The new law also requires existing owners of semi-automatic rifles to register their ownership, ensuring that law enforcement knows the location of these weapons of war and who to hold accountable if they fall into the wrong hands.”
FOX News reported that Judge Morrison granted a TRO Friday to a case brought before him. “citizens from 87 Illinois counties.”
Morrison stated that the U.S. Constitution as well as the Illinois Constitution protects the right of bear arms.
He noted that 830 of the 87 county plaintiffs were from this country. “are being immediately and irreparably harmed each day in which their fundamental right to bear arms is being denied.”
On January 15, 2023, Breitbart News pointed out that sheriffs in 80 of Illinois’ 102 counties had made clear they believe the ban violated the constitution and were refusing to enforce it.
The 20th of January, 2023 will be the Wall Street JournalExplained “almost every sheriff in Illinois has vowed not to enforce a new ban on military-style semiautomatic weapons.”
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