Appeals court upholds restraining order on Illinois gun ban
An Illinois appellate court on Tuesday upheld a temporary restraining order on enforcement of the state’s three-week-old law banning semiautomatic weapons, enacted largely in response to the mass shooting at an Independence Day parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.
A three-judge panel for the 5th District Appellate Court affirmed the restraining order issued Jan. 20 by a circuit judge in Effingham County.
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, a Democrat, plans to appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court.
The Protect Illinois Communities Act prohibits the manufacture or possession of semiautomatic handguns and rifles. Those who owned them before the Jan. 10 effective date of the law must register them with the Illinois State Police by Jan. 1, 2024.
You would think the Heller Decision would be sufficient information for these people to know a ban on all semi-automatic handguns would fail to pass constitutional muster. But no, either they are doubling down on their failure to connect with reality, or they believe they are above the law.
That the courts are imposing restraining orders on them only shortly after the ink is dry on their legislative turds should give them a clue. But I don’t think they will respond in a rational manner. I believe they will continue insisting 2 + 2 = 5 until law enforcement is approaching to put the cuffs on them and haul them away for contempt of court.
They are just that delusional and/or evil.
Funny thought: The State of Illinois has a restraining order against it.
Aren’t people with restraining orders against them “prohibited persons” — barred from purchasing or possessing firearms — under federal law?
IANAL, but I don’t believe the federal statute in question differentiates based on what type of restraining order was issued, so a creative attorney could make the argument that all the parties and agencies named in the order are “prohibited persons” until the challenge is resolved.
Just a funny thought.
On top of that, they have a proven record of felony assault, theft, murder, and conspiracy to commit all of the above and more under the color of law..
So ya, no weapons for government.
If ever a red flag law was needed to be used!