As you’ve probably seen on the news, anti-gun Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law this week one of the most radical gun control bills this country has ever seen.
This new law . . .
*** Bans the delivery, sale or purchase of any so-called “assault weapon” in the sate of Illinois
*** Allows the Illinois State Police to add guns to the list of banned assault weapons over time
*** Limits the number of high-capacity magazines to 10 rounds for long guns and 15 rounds for handguns
*** Extends “Red Flag” gun confiscation orders from six months to one year
Every single feature of this new law is unconstitutional.
Obviously, there is no legislative fix to this.
This was a legislative ‘screw you’ to every law-abiding gun owner in Illinois and Pritzker won’t voluntarily fix this on his own.
The fight to invalidate this law needs to take place in court.
And that’s why the American Firearms Association is announcing that we will be taking legal action against J.B. Pritzker and the State of Illinois very soon!
The details of this legal action and whether we’ll be filing a standalone federal lawsuit, joining with another organization in a joint lawsuit, or using Amicus briefs are still being worked out.
The law firm that we’ve retained to handle this is a nationally known firm from Washington, D.C. that has taken on (and defeated) the DOJ and state level tyrants like J.B. Pritzker in Federal Court for years. This is what they do!
But I’ll be honest, we need your help to unleash these guys against this psychotic Governor and this new law, and we need it right away!
I’ve already approved an initial budget of $50,000. Our legal team tells me that that will cover the initial rounds of research and the costs of filing.
If the judge grants an injunction, then this entire law will be on hold until the court can rule on the underlying lawsuit, and whether or not the entire law is unconstitutional.
The cost of preparing a federal lawsuit (including the cost of filing the suit with the court) will vary based on a couple of factors. But at a minimum, we’ll need to plan on needing another $75,000 for this stage.
If the judge that we draw in this case doesn’t side with us, we’ll need to appeal. We could lose at this level, but it’s a required step as we work to get this case before the United States Supreme Court.
And to be honest, based on the egregious constitutional issues with this law and the clear middle finger this was to the Supreme Court, we believe that this case could very quickly wind up before the Supreme Court for their consideration.
Each new step, will incur more legal fees.
For the moment, we are working to lock in the $100,000 we need to handle the research, preliminary injunction filing fee, and the drafting and filing of the actual lawsuit.
I know it’s a lot of money.
But we don’t have a choice. We MUST fight back against this in court, or we’ll watch Illinois burn to the ground.
Violent crime is already out of control.
Corruption and backroom deals aren’t new in Springfield, Illinois. But Illinoisans are under attack by their own state government now, in ways that they’ve never experienced before.
Some have thrown up their hands, moving to another state where they can enjoy more freedoms. But many simply can’t do that. This is their home. So it’s up to us to fight back and save this state!
This time, that means fighting back in court.
I don’t know what you can afford. Some generous donors have already given us $250, $500, or even $1,000 to help us get going with this. If you are in that position, please be generous.
But I know that with Biden’s team destroying our economy and sending inflation soaring, times are tough for many.
So if $100, $50, or $25 is more appropriate for you at this time please make a donation right away, and know that we are deeply thankful.
The amount of your donation is entirely up to you.
But I need to give our legal team a hard answer very quickly on how much we’ve raised for this fight. So please make your donation fast!
Chris Dorr, President
American Firearms Association