Democrats in this state just passed one of the most draconian restrictions on a Constitutional right ever seen.
It remains to be seen what will happen next.
But Democrats are furious over how Sheriffs are responding to their draconian new law.
This is just the latest turf war over the Second Amendment as the gun control lobby continues to lash out in the wake of the Supreme Court dealing a major blow to their agenda last year.
IL Gov. Pritzker signs “assault weapons” ban, Sheriffs won’t enforce
Just days after Illinois Democrats, led by Governor J.B. Pritzker, took a victory lap after signing a massive new gun ban into law, nearly 75 Sheriffs across the state have announced that they won’t enforce the state’s new ban.
That’s roughly three quarters of the counties in the state and more are expected to announce their noncompliance in the weeks to come.
McHenry County Sheriff Robb Tadelman said of the ban that, “This bill puts us in a bind on the oath we took as sheriffs to uphold the constitution and constitution of Illinois.”
A so-called “assault weapons” ban has yet to be taken up by the Supreme Court of the United States, but in the wake of the Bruen decision, virtually every state with a ban on the books has been challenged and is now awaiting hearings in lower courts.
Several Constitutional experts are predicting the demise of the Illinois “assault weapons” ban because of how aggressively the Democrats went after them.
Similar bans coming to Colorado and Michigan?
Colorado Democrats filed an “assault weapons” ban that makes California’s anti-gun scheme look mild in comparison.
With Democrats having large majorities there, it is expected to become law rather rapidly in the next couple months, but gun groups like Rocky Mountain Gun Owners are already planning on suing the state.
And just in December a Michigan Democrat filed an aggressive gun ban that would criminalize the ownership of countless semiautomatic rifles and shotguns.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has repeatedly called for gun bans in her state and now that Democrats have majorities for the first time in nearly 40 years, they may just try it.
But the Democrat majorities in Michigan are slim and they may just be nervous enough about losing majorities in the next election that they may hold off on an outright gun ban and go for something less outrageous.
Even then, it is no sure thing as pro-gun groups are looking to sue every state that tries to restrict the right to keep and bear arms to see if they can survive a challenge under the Bruen decision.
Gun control regimes to fall nationwide?
Shockingly, New York’s “Red Flag” gun confiscation law, which allows firearms to be taken away without due process was struck down by a New York State Supreme Court judge just two weeks ago.
In his decision, he clearly made the case that the Bruen decision influenced his ruling.
If gun control isn’t safe in the anti-gun bastion of New York, it isn’t safe anywhere.
It’s only a matter of time before one of these court challenges makes it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and, assuming nothing changes there, we could be witness to the greatest rolling back of government infringement over gun rights in our nation’s history.
Let’s hope that’s the case.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.