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White County Judge T Scott Webb To Issue Ruling On Lawsuit Against Illinois Assault Weapon Ban

In a serious blow to Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s assault weapons ban, the 5th District Appellate Court affirmed on Tuesday Effingham County’s Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), and goes beyond the original 866 plaintiffs in the original lawsuit, and is now binding against all courts statewide.The lawsuit is based on alleged violations of the Illinois Constitution. One alleged violation is the Equal Protection Clause, because the Assault Weapons Ban provides exemptions for certain groups – for instance, active and retired law enforcement are exempted from the ban, as well as active military and private security guards.Retired military, however, much like the general population, are not exempted from the ban. DeVore argues that these exemptions create unconstitutional classes of citizens where legislators have decided who is subject to the ban and who is not.The Equal Protection argument was enough for the Appellate Court to affirm Effingham County Judge Joshua Morrison’s TRO.

Last Wednesday, White County Judge T. Scott Webb heard arguments from representatives of Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office, and from Tom DeVore, who is representing over 1,600 plaintiffs, including former Illinois State Senator and Republican nominee for governor Darren Bailey; 68 federal firearms dealers and 92 counties, saying the case is “under advisement” and that he would issue a ruling after further review.However, this Appellate Court ruling will also bind Judge Webb, and will force him to issue a TRO.

  1. tyler W
    tyler W
    February 1, 2023 at 8:58 pm

    This kind of reminds me of the observer effect in quantum physics wherein matter fluctuates or changes just from being observed. i.e. how much attention and energy is put into exercising the 2nd amendment and then a small subpopulation in the public reacts with abusing that promise and in turn exacerbates the issue making that movement require more attention.
    However it is accepted internationally, for those that are aware of us, as apart of Federal culture being that the United States of America has only been in a state of peace for 15 years since it’s founding and Americans love to fight for what they believe in, regardless of whether their fight is waking up and going to work everyday, or fighting cancer, etc, it doesn’t have to be strictly violence which is probably what the popular image of violence evokes since the etymology of the word ‘gun’ comes from an old norse word that means ‘to make war’.
    Although to be forewarned is to be forearmed and I think everyone can agree to some degree that it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it for those that have been recognized as being worthy of that privilege in their lives.
    Hope that helps.

  2. Danny Phillips
    Danny Phillips
    February 2, 2023 at 11:48 am

    What ever happened to the ruling of the FOID card being unconstitutional?

    • JEFF D
      JEFF D
      February 4, 2023 at 12:49 pm

      They Are working on that and constitutional carry .one step at a time you can talk to Tom devour who’s handling our lawsuit against the state they are very reasonable join the lawsuit it’s 200 bucks who knows how far we’ll get but the more people the better the odds against them and preitzgers deal.

  3. Cheyenne's Dad
    Cheyenne's Dad
    February 2, 2023 at 4:11 pm

    If they want to reduce gun violence, why not start with suicide prevention which contributes to 60% of firearms deaths?

    • Glenn Jones
      Glenn Jones
      February 3, 2023 at 3:03 pm

      Hmm , NO. I have always believed that suicide is a personal RIGHT. Whether from leaping from a tall building or s***ing up fentinal (sp). A weapon is just another tool. Perhaps we should Ban tall buildings, or governor “P’s” fork ( the FAT MAN’S weapon of choice.

    • Joe
      February 4, 2023 at 10:32 am

      Wanna reduce suicides? Wanna reduce school shootings? Start with implementing a universal mental healthcare program for all Americans, free at the point of service.

  4. Bo
    February 2, 2023 at 9:13 pm

    Hopefully common sense prevails and this unconstitutional and disgusting law is overturned.

  5. Wisniewski
    February 2, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    I’m just glad my family left cook county. I longer have to be told how I have to live my life by rich privileged, arrogant, condescending a holes. The great people of southern Illinois don’t deserve to be told how to live their lives either by these fascist autocratic of Chicago.

  6. T
    February 3, 2023 at 12:11 am

    Jordan Peterson couldn’t have said it better…..

  7. Carmela Galas
    Carmela Galas
    February 3, 2023 at 9:10 am

    Why not just raise the age to purchase a gun? The majority of mass shootings are done by young men.

    • Richard Myrvold
      Richard Myrvold
      February 3, 2023 at 12:44 pm

      Because that has already been ruled unconstitutional.

    • Dude Carl
      Dude Carl
      February 4, 2023 at 7:42 am

      That get their guns from someone else. That logic doesn’t make sense. Illinois you have to be 21 to have a foid card.

  8. Tom
    February 4, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    If they were truly interested in reducing gun violence they would stop catering to all these gangs and start charging them and get them off the street Kim Fox pritzker Lightfoot and many others do not want to do their job by arresting these multi offender criminals and taking them off the streets instead they want to go after the law abiding citizens does anybody see the insanity and all of this.


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