Pritzker Remains ‘Confident’ Assault Weapons Ban Will Be Upheld Amid Lawsuits

Pritzker Remains ‘Confident’ Assault Weapons Ban Will Be Upheld Amid Lawsuits

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(IOCI RADIO) – Lawsuits against Illinois’ new ban on assault weapons are being filed in the state and federal courts, but Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he remains confident the law will be upheld.

Speaking on a media call from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the governor said that drafters of the law worked with legal experts to make sure it was constitutional.

Opponents argue the ban violates their Second Amendment rights.

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