Following the 4-3 split ruling issued today by the Illinois Supreme Court to uphold the state’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” and “large capacity magazines,” State Representative Jeff Keicher (R-Sycamore) issued the following statement in response:
“The Illinois Supreme Court issued a divided ruling today and seemed to have avoided the second amendment issues presented by the plaintiffs. Instead, they addressed the other procedural issues raised by the lawsuit in both their confirmation and dissent.
“Of all parts, I found the dissent from Justice O’Brien saying the majority ruled incorrectly on equal protection and special legislation grounds the most damaging for what the majority wrote in their ruling.
“Ultimately, this will be decided by the Federal Courts, but the issues with Illinois’ broken and flawed legislative process are clearly on display today.”
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