Thank goodness we have judges in this country who still respect the U.S. Constitution. That was evidenced in the Democrat-led state of Illinois recently.
According to the Washington Examiner, a judge intervened last week to temporarily freeze new legislation that banned “assault-style” firearms, high-capacity magazines, and other ridiculous, anti-Second Amendment rules.
An Effingham County judge, a county located downstate and far away from Chicago-style politics, made the heroic ruling in the form of a restraining order.
The move came after reportedly hundreds of individuals sought restraining orders against the newly-passed legislation.
Addison Smith of OANN obtained a copy of the restraining order, showing that the new law is now frozen while numerous lawsuits against it play out.
“I’ve obtained an exclusive copy of the temporary restraining order issued by an Illinois judge against Gov. Pritzker’s assault weapons ban from @rycunni, the campaign manager for Illinois AG candidate Thomas Devore who represents the plaintiffs,” Smith tweeted.
I’ve obtained an exclusive copy of the temporary restraining order issued by an Illinois judge against Gov. Pritzker’s assault weapons ban from @rycunni, the campaign manager for Illinois AG candidate Thomas Devore who represents the plaintiffs. pic.twitter.com/knPKStYDZs
— Addison Smith (@AddisonSmithOAN) January 20, 2023
“In the order, the court concluded Plaintiffs “have a Constitutional fundamental right… protected by the Constitution of Illinois & the Constitution of the United States” and that “Plaintiffs are being immediately and irreparably harmed each day” that their 2A is infringed upon,” Smith added in another tweet.
So far, at least 70 counties in Illinois, through their sheriffs, with many in the mid to downstate area, have refused to enforce the new legislation.
Most of the sheriffs cited the same obvious problems in that the law tramples on the rights afforded to law-abiding Illinois citizens under the U.S. Constitution and specifically, the Second Amendment.
Not surprisingly, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who championed the anti-constitutional legislation, expressed his dissatisfaction with the Effingham judge’s TRO.
“This decision is not surprising. Although disappointing, it is the initial result we’ve seen in many cases brought by plaintiffs whose goal is to advance ideology over public safety. We are well aware that this is only the first step in defending this important legislation,” the Illinois governor’s statement on the matter read.
It added: “I remain confident that the courts will uphold the constitutionality of Illinois’ law, which aligns with the eight other states with similar laws and was written in collaboration with lawmakers, advocates, and legal experts.”
Yeah, good luck with that.