Gun grabbers know they’re going to lose in court trying to defend Illinois’ new gun and magazine ban (and registration scheme). And they are right.
And now, just days after enactment, both the anti-gun Democratic operatives with bylines at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune have prepared the battlespace for a defeat in court. Think of it as cushioning for the inevitable decision blocking the law’s implementation.
Illinois’ sweeping firearms ban certain to end up in court, and some experts doubt it will stand
(Chicago Tribune) – In his closing remarks before a vote on a sweeping firearms ban, Illinois Senate President Don Harmon pushed back at critics who contended the prohibitions would violate the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The Oak Park Democrat concluded with a message for Republican lawmakers and other opponents of the measure, which was passed in response to the deadly mass shooting at Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade: “We’ll see you in court…”
[Rabidly anti-gun UCLA School of Law professor Adam Winkler] “The law (in Illinois) is going to be challenged, and there is a good chance it will be overturned…”
Eugene Kontorovich, a law professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, said the bill contained several provisions that were “clearly unconstitutional” on their face.
Why Illinois’ new assault weapons ban might not hold up in court
(Sun-Times) – Illinois’ new assault weapons ban is only days old, but it’s already on uncertain legal footing.
Republican lawmakers and gun shop owners say so. But so do constitutional law scholars.
Brace yourself for the coming caterwauling when a temporary restraining order blocks implementation of the gun ban.
And then the epic howling when a permanent injunction comes along.