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Only a week old, Illinois’ sweeping ban on high-powered firearms and large-capacity ammunition magazines is facing at least two legal challenges and pushback from dozens of county sheriffs who say they won’t uphold the law.
The law took effect with Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature on Jan. 10. Pritzker and other supporters of the law anticipated legal challenges to the measure, passed in response to the deadly mass shooting at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, but have contended that the restrictions it places on firearm ownership are constitutional.
Pritzker has chided sheriffs who’ve come out against the law, saying enforcing its provisions is “their job,” adding “and I expect them to do that job.”
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