Severin Says Effingham County Court Made Right Call on Firearms Ban

BENTON – 116th District State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) says he agrees with an Effingham County judge’s decision on Friday evening granting a temporary restraining order against a recently signed controversial and unconstitutional firearms ban signed into law earlier this month.

“This was the right call. I have said for weeks that this law is unconstitutional, and now a judge has agreed. I understand there will be further court actions in the State of Illinois and that a federal lawsuit is pending. Any time an unconstitutional law like this can be halted, it means citizens rights are being protected. I agree with today’s decision and look forward to this firearms ban law being struck down at the Illinois Supreme Court and in the Federal Supreme Court.”