DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – Following the statewide assault weapons ban signed into law earlier this year being upheld by the Illinois Supreme Court on Friday, state Rep. Anne Stava-Murray, D-Downers Grove, issued the following statement:

“Today’s holding by the Illinois Supreme Court affirms what those of us who supported this landmark bill knew all along: there is nothing about it that is unconstitutional or legally questionable. Keeping weapons of war out of our neighborhoods and communities and preventing their use in domestic terror attacks and mass shootings is a completely normal and necessary government function in any sane society.

“We knew from the beginning that there would be a reaction from partisan extremists who want these weapons easily accessible to the masses. But today the state’s highest court upheld the principle that public safety is far and away more important than the subjective wants of a fringe minority.

“The fight isn’t over, because other lawsuits are still working their way through federal courts. But today’s holding shows that there’s reason for optimism. We can look forward to a safer, saner Illinois where families can live with greater peace of mind.”


Rep. Anne Stava-MurrayRep. Anne Stava-Murray

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