He had to, it's his job to follow the Constitution. Just because another court ignored the Constitution and people's rights, doesn't mean he can do the same. Don't defend him, there's no excuse for what he did. He lied and labeled semi automatic rifles made for civilians, machine guns and sawed off shotguns, same as the county is doing. He is an activist judge who could care less about the constitution and people's rights.
He didnt have to.
He followed 7CA precedent. He is correct in that this case is very similar to Friedman.
There are only two fixes for this - gambling on SCOTUS or changing the legislature. SCOTUS will remain a gamble after Kavanaugh is placed until Ginsburg croaks. Assuming we hold the senate this November, which Im not feeling good about.
Or a third - move out of Illinois. If JB wins we will get more state wide restrictions.
Edited by 357, 09 August 2018 - 08:39 AM.