The Biden administration thanked Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) Wednesday for taking “significant motion on behalf of all Illinoisans” by signing an assault-style weapons ban into regulation the day prior.
Illinois’ new regulation bans the sale, supply, and buy of greater than 100 “assault weapons.” Pritzker signed the invoice Tuesday night after it handed each the state Senate and Home earlier that day.
ILLINOIS GOVERNOR SIGNS ASSAULT-STYLE WEAPONS BAN INTO LAW
“Illinois has now grow to be the ninth state throughout America to move an assault weapons ban and take daring motion to maintain weapons of struggle off America’s streets. Right this moment, President Biden commends the management of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Home Speaker Chris Welch, Senate President Don Harmon, Rep. Bob Morgan, and the quite a few advocates, survivors, and elected officers whose tireless efforts turned the ache of Highland Park and different acts of gun violence into significant motion on behalf of all Illinoisans,” White Home press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated in an announcement Wednesday afternoon.
“Too many Individuals throughout the nation proceed to lose their lives or their family members to gun violence,” she continued earlier than outlining steps the administration has taken to curb gun violence over the previous two years.
“The president has continued to press for extra motion to maintain our houses, colleges, and communities protected, together with federal legal guidelines requiring background checks for all gun gross sales and a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” Jean-Pierre closed. “Within the meantime, he continues to induce different states to hitch California, New Jersey, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Delaware, Washington, D.C. — and now, Illinois — to ban assault weapons on the state degree to avoid wasting lives.”
Pritzker himself stated that he’s “bored with dwelling in a world the place a mass capturing wants a title so you recognize which one we’re referring to” when saying the ban Tuesday evening.
I am bored with dwelling in a world the place a mass capturing wants a title so you recognize which one we’re referring to.
I simply signed the Shield Illinois Communities Act, which instantly bans the sale and distribution of assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and switches in IL. pic.twitter.com/xvVfrlLSaU
— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker) January 11, 2023
Various Second Modification activist teams have pushed again on the brand new regulation.
“Not solely does this tyrannical proposition infringe on the rights of all Illinois residents, however additionally it is extraordinarily harmful,” Gun Homeowners of America stated in an announcement. “These generally owned semi-automatic firearms are used numerous occasions yearly to avoid wasting lives and deter crime. Banning them will solely forestall law-abiding residents from buying the very best firearm to defend themselves. To not point out, the requirement to register presently owned firearms is vehemently unconstitutional.”