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Illinois was granted a major win after a downstate judge issued a temporary restraining order to put a “pause” on a new law that bans many assault weapons in the state.
In an 11-page ruling, Effingham County Judge Joshua Morrison said he found a “lack of procedural compliance” by lawmakers, including violations of the “single subject” and “three readings” rules of the Illinois Constitution.
The comes after former Republican candidate for attorney general Tom DeVore sued to block the law, calling it an “outright attack on the constitutional rights of lawful gun owners across the state.”
“The Democrats that control our legislature, they know that they’ve completely abandoned the procedural requirements of how legislation is supposed to be passed,” DeVore said.
However, the ban only applies to four federal firearm license dealers and 862 Illinois citizens from dozens of counties who signed on as plaintiffs.