The U.S. Constitution has been under attack by the Left for years. It’s only getting worse.
And now this bombshell lawsuit has huge implications for your Constitutional Rights.
This week, the newly approved sporting rifle gun limitation law in Illinois will face its first judicial challenge.
According to NBC Chicago, the complaint was brought on behalf of over 800 plaintiffs in downstate Illinois who claim that HB 5471 is unconstitutional. On Wednesday, there will be a hearing to block the bill.
Thomas Devore, a former Republican candidate for attorney general, is a member of the legal team in charge of the litigation.
“We will see Gov. Pritzker in court tomorrow,” DeVore tweeted Tuesday.
“No longer can the citizens sit idly by while bureaucrats destroy the very foundational fabric of our great Republic. It’s an honor of my lifetime to play a role in representing the People against tyranny.”
We will see Gov Pritzker in court tomorrow!
"No longer can the citizens sit idly by while bureaucrats destroy the very foundational fabric of our great Republic. It’s an honor of my lifetime to play a role in representing the People against tyranny." pic.twitter.com/Yl6SfF7deT
— Thomas DeVore (@ThomasDeVore76) January 17, 2023
“The people came together, and as a result, citizens from 87 counties joined in this effort to defend their inalienable rights to bear arms and to further stand up against the tyrannical ways which their legislature and the Governor continue to pass legislation in violation of clear constitutional mandates,” the announcement from DeVore stated.
In addition, NBC Chicago reported that a second legal challenge to the statute had been made. The Second Amendment, the Fifth Amendment, and the 14th Amendment are all allegedly violated by the restriction, according to the lawsuit.
Earlier this month, Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the legislation, the “Protect Illinois Communities Act,”after it passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly.
“[For] too long people have lived in fear of being gunned down in schools, while worshipping, at celebrations or in their own front yards. This legislation will stop the spread of assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and switches and make our state a safer place for all,” Prizker said in a statement.
Naturally, some gun shops saw a rise in firearm sales before the new gun control law.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that in the days before the gun ban, pistol sales at Maxon Shooter’s Supplies in Des Plaines, Illinois, doubled and rifle sales were ten times more than they had been in the previous year.
“There’s been quite a rush of people trying to get in under the wire,” store owner Dan Eldridge said.
“Obviously, the law-abiding gun owners are concerned. And they’re voting with their wallets.”
Additionally, numerous sheriffs in the state declared they would not enforce it. Pritzker vowed to terminate them for doing so in public speeches.
These attacks on the Second Amendment are infringements on our Constitutional rights.
On the good side though, these attempts to block the Illinois gun control law could end up successful.
A court case on the Illinois law could even land in the U.S. Supreme Court, where the new conservative majority has signaled a number of times that they will defend a traditionally conservative view of the Second Amendment.
The Federalist Wire will keep you updated on this ongoing story.