So far at least, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois State Police (ISP) have remained mum about Tom DeVore’s named individual plaintiffs buying and/or selling popular self-defense guns and the magazines that feed them.
It makes sense that if Pritzker and the ISP think that guns purchased during “Freedom Week” are illegal, they will think the same of firearms purchased by those protected by temporary restraining orders. Those orders in attorney Tom DeVore’s cases, enjoin the state from enforcing the gun ban during the term of the order. If and when courts vacate that temporary order, it’s a whole new world.
Not only will those who purchased those guns potentially face prosecution (until and unless the federal courts strike down the gun and magazine ban), but so too will the merchants listed as plaintiffs who sold the guns.
Obviously at GSL we think the entire Firearms Ban Act known as PICA is patently unconstitutional. Furthermore, we believe that we’re all protected for now with the Macon County court striking down the whole act back in March. But assuming the Illinois State Supreme Court reverses the Macon County decision along with the temporary restraining orders, we owe it to our members and fellow gun owners to apprise them of potential problems headed their way.