Illinois Sheriff’s Departments Refuse To Enforce New State Law Banning Dozens Of Firearms

Midsection Of Man With Gun In Holster

At a glance

  • “I’m signing this legislation tonight so it can take immediate effect,” Pritzker said in a press conference, local media reported.
  • Many Republican lawmakers opposed the legislation, saying it would do nothing to prevent crime and counters rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court involving Second Amendment rights, and lawyers have signaled that the new law would severely restrict the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens in Illinois.
  • County sheriff’s departments responded to the new law, assuring residents that deputies would not enforce such measures, including forcing Illinois residents who already own firearms to register them with the state.

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