There is open rebellion in Illinois against the state’s new ban on certain guns the legislature deems assault weapons.
Lawsuits already have been filed and more are in the works.
Last week, on the final day of the 102nd General Assembly, the legislature and Gov. J.B. Pritzker approved a ban on certain semi-automatic firearms. No future sales are allowed. Guns already in possession must be registered with Illinois State Police by Jan. 1, 2024. Non compliance can bring a Class 2 felony. Magazines of more than 10 rounds for rifles and 15 rounds for handguns also are banned. Possession could be a petty offense and a fine of $1,000 for each violation.
Dozens of Illinois’ 102 counties have said they will not enforce the law.