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Gov. Pritzker strongly believes the assault weapons ban will be upheld in the face of numerous lawsuits

Illinois governor JB Pritzker at podium
Capitol News Illinois file photo
Capitol News Illinois

Lawsuits against Illinois’ new ban on assault weapons are being filed in state and federal courts but Governor JB Pritzker says he remains confident the law will be upheld.

Speaking on a media call from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the governor said drafters of the law worked with legal experts to make sure it was constitutional.

"The State has a lot of experience litigating over legislation or actions that a small minority oppose. We know, that it will sometimes, unfortunately, take time in the courts to present all of our arguments and get the right result. We saw that sometimes during COVID."

Opponents argue the ban violates their Second Amendment rights.

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