First lawsuit filed against Illinois’ Assault Weapons Ban

The first lawsuit challenging the state's new assault weapons ban was filed Tuesday morning.
The first lawsuit challenging the state's new assault weapons ban was filed Tuesday morning.(WGEM)
Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 3:25 PM CST
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EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ill. (25 News Now) - The first lawsuit challenging the state of Illinois’ new assault weapons ban has been filed.

Former Attorney General Candidate Tom DeVore filed a lawsuit on behalf of Accuracy Firearms in Effingham County Court Tuesday morning.

In a statement, DeVore calls the assault weapons ban “an outright attack on the constitutional rights of lawful gun owners.”

An Effingham County judge will hold a hearing on an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order on Wednesday Morning.