FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 14, 2023
G-PAC STATEMENT: SCOTUS AGAIN LEAVES IN FULL FORCE IL ASSAULT WEAPONS AND LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINES BAN
CHICAGO – Today, the Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC) released the following statement from John Schmidt, a former U.S. Associate Attorney General and member of the Executive Board of G-PAC, following the news that Illinois citizens continue to be protected against the sale of assault weapons and large capacity magazines under the latest decision of the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Gun rights groups continue to try to block the new law, even after repeated failures. And they continue to get nowhere.
“They asked the Supreme Court for relief before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on the new law, and the Supreme Court said no. Now after the Court of Appeals has upheld the law, they’ve gone back and asked again. Not surprisingly, the Supreme Court again said no.
“No amount of flailing around by losing lawyers alters the basic fact that sale in Illinois of these destructive weapons continues to be blocked completely.”
About Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC)
The Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee (G-PAC) is the state’s leading gun violence advocacy organization. It was founded in 2013 to counter the political influence of the gun industry and their lobby in Springfield.