Rep. Schmidt Statement on Illinois Supreme Court Gun Ban Ruling

Today, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled 4-3 to uphold legislation enforcing a gun ban in Illinois. Rep. Schmidt released the following statement following the ruling:

“From day one my Republican colleagues and I have challenged the constitutionality of the Democrats’ broad gun ban, advocating for a focus on law enforcement and crime prevention instead. This rushed gun restriction unfairly impacts responsible gun owners while doing little to deter criminals. We remain steadfast in our belief that the Constitution’s principles must be upheld, and we urge the Governor and Democrats to prioritize effective solutions rather than infringing upon citizens’ rights.”