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Darren Bailey files lawsuit challenging Illinois’ assault weapons ban

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There are at least five lawsuits challenging the Illinois‘ assault weapons ban, and the latest is from a political rival of the governor.

Leading the charge in the latest lawsuit is former Illinois gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey. The lawsuit was filed in White County and claims the law violates the state constitution.

The National Fusiliers Association joined a long list of lawsuits it aimed to lift Illinois’s ban on assault weapons.

John Weber, the state director of the Illinois NRA, released a statement that says in part, “Instead of arresting, prosecuting and punishing criminals who break the law, Governor Pritzker is focusing his attention on those who do not they have broken no laws. The people of Illinois deserve better.”

Attorney Thomas DeVore he filed a second lawsuit challenging the law. It includes Bailey and more than a thousand plaintiffs and 70 firearms dealers calling the law unconstitutional.

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The controversy over the law It took center stage in DuPage County on Tuesday.

“Wait a minute, you’re letting the killers out and you’re telling us to be helpless, it doesn’t work that way,” said activist Brock Friedman.

The county council held a meeting on Sheriff James Mendrick after him created a storm of controversy for publishing a letter calling Illinois’ assault weapons ban unconstitutional and that he would not abide by the law.

Three hundred people gathered for public comment.

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Written by Natalia Chi

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