Friday Jan 20, 2023: The Illinois Freedom Caucus today is issuing the following statement on Fourth District Circuit Court Judge Joshua Morrison’s ruling approving a Temporary Restraining Order for the plaintiffs challenging Illinois new weapons ban and gun registry law.
“Today is a significant victory for the rights of free and honest citizens. There are numerous Constitutional issues with not only the law itself but also in the process involving how this legislation became law. The fact that a Temporary Restraining Order was granted to the plaintiffs in this case underscores the Constitutional issues with this new law.
In his ruling, Judge Morrison states, ‘This Court finds that, due to the blatant disregard for Constitutional Law, the Plaintiff is likely to succeed on the merits of this claim.’
We agree with the Judge’s decision and we warned the backers of this legislation of the Constitutional concerns that are apparent to anyone with even a basic understanding of our Constitution. This is a first and significant step in what will be a long court process but in the end, we anticipate this new law will be found to be unconstitutional and a violation of the oath of office on the part of every legislator who voted for it.”
The Illinois Freedom Caucus is comprised of State Representatives Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich); Chris Miller (R-Oakland); Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville); Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) and Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur). The members of the Illinois Freedom Caucus are members of the Illinois General Assembly who are advocating for limited government, lower taxes and accountability and integrity in government.