News and information about Illinois banning certain types of guns in 2023
A new law in Illinois restricts the way gun dealers and manufacturers can market and sell their products and subjects them to civil penalties for violations.
DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Sullivan said Friday he plans to enforce a statewide ban on semiautomatic weapons, reversing a declaration he made in January alongside sheriffs statewide that alleged the law was unconstitutional and wouldn’t be followed.
“It will negatively affect our business, and every law-abiding gun owner in the state of Illinois,” Bert Irslinger, owner of Second Amendment Sports in McHenry, said.
The Illinois Supreme Court upheld a statewide gun ban on Friday in a win for proponents of stricter laws over the types of semi-automatic weapons that have been used in mass shootings across the country.
In a case that is being closely watched throughout the country the judges on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals are being asked to decide whether Illinois’ recently enacted gun ban violates the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms.
The Supreme Court says that Illinois can, for now, keep in place a new law that bars the sale of certain guns and large-capacity magazines
The Illinois Supreme Court is now deciding whether the state’s recently enacted gun ban violates certain provisions of the Illinois Constitution.
Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who hears applications from the Seventh Circuit, could decide on her own whether to issue an emergency injunction or she could refer the question to the full court for consideration.
The Illinois gun ban that Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law in January is back in force after a federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a temporary injunction that a lower court judge in East St. Louis issued on April 28.
A federal judge in East St. Louis issued an order Friday blocking enforcement of Illinois’ ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines until a lawsuit challenging the law is resolved.
A federal judge in Chicago this week denied a request to block enforcement of both state and local bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, saying it is unlikely that the law will be found unconstitutional.
Two newly-elected justices of the Illinois Supreme Court have declined to recuse themselves from a case challenging the state’s recently passed ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The court as a whole also issued an unsigned order declining to disqualify them.
The Illinois Supreme Court agreed this week to fast-track the state’s appeal of a Macon County judge’s ruling against parts of a recently passed state ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
During an at-times contentious meeting filled with public comment and back-and-forth questions about civil liberties, safety and morality, the McHenry County Board passed a resolution opposing Illinois’ recent gun ban.
McHenry County Board discusses a proposed resolution opposing the Illinois gun ban and supporting its repeal in the Illinois State Legislature at its meeting Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023.