Springfield, IL – The Illinois Freedom Caucus is issuing the following statement on Macon County Circuit Judge Rodney Forbes’ ruling in the Forbes in Caulkins et al. v. Pritzker, et al which declares the weapons ban law unconstitutional.
“We are pleased with Judge Forbes’ decision in the case founding Illinois Freedom Caucus member State Representative Dan Caulkins filed. This ruling is a significant step forward in the ongoing efforts to overturn this unconstitutional law. The ruling today is illustrative of the major constitutional problems – a concern we raised when the law was being debated on the House floor – with the weapons ban law.
The declaration that the law is facially unconstitutional means the law is no longer enforceable in the ENTIRE State of Illinois. The process to finally end the threat of this unconstitutional law is far from over but this victory today is one of many more to come in the fight to defend our Constitutional rights from being trampled by over-zealous authoritarians who want to punish honest citizens for simply exercising their rights.”
The Illinois Freedom Caucus is comprised of State Representatives Chris Miller (R-Oakland), chairman; Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City), vice-chairman; Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich); Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville); Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur); Jed Davis (R-Newark) and David Friess (R-Red Bud). 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.