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February 3, 2023

Second Lawsuit on Gun Ban Filed – Names Attorney General, ISP Director, Multiple State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On January 20, 2023

Illinois (ECWd) –

A lawsuit against the recent gun ban law was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.  Unlike the recent case filed in Effingham which names the Governor, Attorney General, House Speaker and Senate Leader, this one is targeted at the enforcers of the law.

Specifically, it names the following as defendants:

  • KWAME RAOUL, in his official capacity as Attorney General of Illinois;
  • BRENDAN F. KELLY, in his official capacity as Director of the Illinois State Police;
  • JAMES GOMRIC, in his official capacity as State’s Attorney of St. Clair County, Illinois;
  • JEREMY WALKER, in his official capacity as State’s Attorney of Randolph County, Illinois;
  • PATRICK D. KENNEALLY, in his official capacity as State’s Attorney of McHenry County, Illinois;
  • RICHARD WATSON, in his official capacity as Sheriff of St. Clair County, Illinois;
  • JARROD PETERS, in his official capacity as Sheriff of Randolph County, Illinois;
  • ROBB TADELMAN, in his official capacity as Sheriff of McHenry County, Illinois;

A copy of the filing can be downloaded at this link or viewed below.

Federal Gun Ban filing Souther District

 

 

 

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2 Comments
  • Frank Miller
    Posted at 19:40h, 20 January Reply

    18 U.S. Code § 241 – Conspiracy against rights

    If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or

    If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured,

    They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

    More – 42 U.S. Code § 1985 – Conspiracy to interfere with civil rights,
    42 U.S. Code § 1983 – Civil action for deprivation of rights

  • Cindy
    Posted at 23:17h, 20 January Reply

    Frank? Can we vote on which punishment we would prefer? If so, put me down for the death penalty.

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