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McHenry County state’s attorney files lawsuit against Illinois ‘assault weapon,’ high-capacity magazine ban

The McHenry County state’s attorney on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Illinois’ ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines. McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally said he filed the suit in McHenry County Circuit Court against House Bill 5471. House Bill 5471, also known as the Protect Illinois Communities Act, bans the […]

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Nearly 1,700 plaintiffs file joint lawsuit against Illinois ‘assault weapons’ ban

(The Center Square) – Nearly 1,700 plaintiffs on Monday filed a new joint lawsuit against Illinois’ ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines, an attorney announced. Gov. J.B. Pritzker earlier this month enacted a law banning the sale of certain semi-automatic firearms and magazine capacities. Gun stores were immediately prohibited from selling such items to […]

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Judge blocks Illinois ‘assault weapons’ ban for more than 850 plaintiffs who filed lawsuit

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of Illinois’ “assault weapons” ban for over 850 plaintiffs that filed a lawsuit against the governor and attorney general. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the gun ban into law last week as House Bill 5471, also known as the Protect Illinois Communities Act. Attorney Thomas DeVore […]

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Illinois judge to make ruling on temporary restraining order in ‘assault weapon’ ban lawsuit by Friday

(The Center Square) – A judge is expected to make a ruling on a temporary restraining order against Illinois’ “assault weapon” ban by the end of today. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the gun ban into law last week as House Bill 5471, also known as the Protect Illinois Communities Act. The measure lawmakers approved bans […]

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First lawsuits filed against Illinois’ ‘assault weapons’ ban, calling it unconstitutional

Hundreds of residents have joined the first two lawsuits filed against Governor Pritzker and other politicians over the state’s “assault weapons” ban, calling the new law unconstitutional. Attorney Thomas DeVore, a former Illinois attorney general candidate, announced that his office had filed the lawsuit in Effingham County Tuesday morning. The suit names Governor JB Pritzker, […]

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Sheriffs in 80 counties in Illinois say they will not enforce state’s ‘assault weapons’ ban

Sheriffs in approximately 80 Illinois counties say they will not enforce the state’s “assault weapons” ban, to which Governor Pritzker has responded by saying the sheriffs are guilty of “political grandstanding.” It is now illegal to buy or sell more than 170 semi-automatic firearms in Illinois. Those who owned such guns before the ban went […]

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Lake County sheriff strongly backs Illinois ‘assault weapons’ ban, says his office will enforce it

The Lake County sheriff says he strongly backs Illinois’ newly signed law banning “assault weapons” and called semi-automatic rifles “nothing more than killing machines.” Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said in a statement Thursday evening that there have been many questions on where he stands regarding House Bill 5471, also known as the Protect Illinois […]

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Gov. Pritzker to police on gun ban enforcement: ‘They will do their job or won’t be in their job’

Gov. JB Pritzker warned that law enforcement “will in fact do their job” on enforcing Illinois’ new gun ban or else they “won’t be in their job” as some sheriffs have announced they will not enforce it. Some counties across the state said they will not enforce a gun ban and will not comply with […]

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McHenry County sheriff calls ‘assault weapons’ ban unconstitutional, says his office will not enforce it

The McHenry County sheriff announced his deputies will not be arresting those who violate Illinois’ new “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazine ban after calling the law unconstitutional. McHenry County Sheriff Robb Tadelman issued a statement Wednesday afternoon after House Bill 5471 was signed into law Tuesday evening. “As your duly elected Sheriff my job and […]