WEST CHICAGO, Ill. – State Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court declining to take up a challenge on an Illinois law that bans certain semi-automatic rifles and large-capacity magazines, leaving the Protect Illinois Communities Act (PICA) intact.

“This is a victory for families and communities across Illinois. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to challenge the Protect Illinois Communities Act supports the commonsense framework that weapons of war have no place in our neighborhoods. Here in Illinois, we have seen firsthand the traumatic effects that assault weapons have on our communities. Today is a reaffirmation that no person should have to look for active shooters along parade routes, in grocery aisles, or places of worship, and that no parent should have to drop their child off at school and fear they might not see them again. I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to leave PICA intact, prioritizing the safety of our families over the interests of an out-of-touch gun lobby. However, our work here in Illinois is not done. We must remain steadfast in tackling the everyday gun violence that affects so many communities in our state. Now more than ever, we must see actionable change — we owe it to all whose lives have been irreversibly touched by gun violence.”

Rep. Maura HirschauerRep. Maura Hirschauer

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