State Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) released the following statement after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled 4-3 to uphold the state’s “assault weapons” ban:
“While the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling is disappointing, it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. The Governor’s hand-picked court provided him cover by not ruling on whether this law violates the 2nd Amendment. But even the Governor knows that this law won’t stand on the grounds of our constitutional right to bear arms when it makes its way through the federal court system.
“I will continue to stand behind and support law-abiding gun owners who want nothing more than to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights and look forward to closely watching the other legal cases currently going through our federal court system.”