Rep. Coffey Statement on Illinois Supreme Court Upholding Gun Ban

Today the Illinois Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the firearms ban is constitutional and will uphold legislation enforcing strict new laws. State Representative Mike Coffey (R-Springfield) knows how dangerous this law is and he is furious about how quickly it was passed through the lame-duck session.

“Passing unconstitutional laws during the lame-duck session to please donors sheds light on how this administration operates in the capital and should be condemned,” said Coffey. “The firearms ban is outright ridiculous and strips away the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens”.

This firearms ban is a direct attack on common use firearms used for personal protection. If Democrats want to curb gun violence, they should focus on enforcing current laws, prosecute criminals, and allow law enforcement to protect the people. Banning firearms, standard size magazines, and forcing citizens to register their firearms does absolutely nothing to improve public safety.

This administration and their agenda are making criminals out of law-abiding citizens while the actual criminals continue to be rewarded with Democratic gifts. Illinois residents should not be subjected to continuous attacks from their own government who undermines their constitutional rights.