On Friday, an Illinois judge granted a temporary restraining order blocking the enforcement of a gun control law that outlaws so-called “assault rifles.”
To recap, Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the legislation, the “Protect Illinois Communities Act,” earlier this year. The law bans semi-automatic sporting rifles, as well as “high-capacity” magazines and “rapid-firing” devices.
“[For] too long people have lived in fear of being gunned down in schools, while worshipping, at celebrations or in their own front yards. This legislation will stop the spread of assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and switches and make our state a safer place for all,” Prizker said in a statement when he signed the law.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, some gun shops saw an uptick in firearm sales due to the impending ban. And, hundreds of pro-Second Amendment groups and individuals filed legal challenges against the law. Read more…