Over 70 Illinois Counties Won’t Enforce State’s Assault Weapon’s Ban
Illinois sheriffs of almost 80 counties are refusing to enforce the state’s “assault weapons” ban that was recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Pritzker signed the Protect Illinois Communities Act into law on Jan. 10, which bans the distribution and sale of “assault weapons,” high-capacity magazines, and switches in Illinois. Those who own such guns are expected to register them with Illinois State Police by Jan. 1, 2024.
However, at least 74 sheriff’s departments have publicly stated they will not enforce the ban, stating it infringes on the Second Amendment, according to ABC News.
Edwards County Sheriff Darby Boewe wrote in a statement that part of his duty is to protect the right to keep and b …