“EVERYTOWN STATEMENT ON TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST THE PROTECT ILLINOIS COMMUNITIES ACT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Everytown for Gun Safety and the Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s grassroots network, released the following statement regarding the temporary restraining order issued by a state court judge against the Protect Illinois Communities Act, a critical gun violence prevention legislative package signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker earlier this month.

“We strongly disagree with the court’s decision which focused on meritless claims of procedural defects in the passage of the law and included a gross misreading and misapplication of the recent U.S. Supreme Court case interpreting the Second Amendment,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety.”