mauserme Posted January 23, 2023 at 10:02 PM Share Posted January 23, 2023 at 10:02 PM https://www.tspr.org/illinois-public-radio/2023-01-23/rep-caulkins-plans-lawsuit-against-the-assault-weapons-ban-after-limited-court-order Rep. Caulkins plans lawsuit against the assault weapons ban after limited court order WGLT | By Eric Stock Published January 23, 2023 at 3:32 PM CST Days after a judge ruled against Illinois' new assault weapons ban, a central Illinois lawmaker plans to file another lawsuit to keep the ban from becoming law. ... Republican state Rep. Dan Caulkins of Decatur said he has heard from gun owners and firearms dealers who also want to go to court. ... Caulkins, who represents rural parts of central Illinois between Bloomington-Normal, Decatur and Champaign-Urbana in the 88th Illinois House district, said he's collecting names and plans to file suit in Macon County court on Thursday. Caulkins said attorney Tom DeVore who filed the suit in Effingham County will not be part of the litigation, but he said the court filing will “closely mirror” the arguments DeVore made when the judge ruled in his favor. ... Caulkins said he expects many more lawsuits against the new gun law will follow. “I know that there’s a lot of FOID cardholders who would like to have those same protections. I would suspect that we’ll see lawsuits popup all over Illinois in the near future,” Caulkins said. “Hopefully this will take a life of its own here.” ... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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