‘We Will Not Comply’: IL Republicans Refuse New Assault Weapons Ban

GREELEY, PENNSYLVANIA - OCTOBER 12: AR-15 rifles and other weapons are displayed on a table at a shooting range during the “Rod of Iron Freedom Festival” on  October 12, 2019 in Greeley, Pennsylvania. The two-day event, which is organized by Kahr Arms/Tommy Gun Warehouse and Rod of Iron Ministries, has billed itself as a “second amendment rally and celebration of freedom, faith and family.” Numerous speakers, vendors and displays celebrated guns and gun culture in America.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A Republican lawmaker in Illinois has said he will “not comply” with a new law banning the sale or possession of new assault weapons, along with high-capacity magazines.
  • The legislation was signed on Wednesday by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, having already been approved by the state Senate and House.
  • But the new law sparked a furious reaction from Republicans, with Illinois state Representative Blaine Wilhour saying: “We will not comply, and you’re not going to do a darn thing about it, because the law, the Constitution, and the founding principles are on our side.”

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