Democrats Call On DuPage Co. Sheriff To Reverse Stance On Assault Weapons Ban
FILE - Assault weapons are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply on Jan. 16, 2013 in Springfield, Ill. Legal challenges to Illinois' semiautomatic weapons ban began Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, with a federal complaint that the eight-day-old law prohibits “commonly possessed” and constitutionally protected guns and a state court pleading questioning the law's exemptions based on a person's employment. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

A group of Illinois Democrats are calling on the DuPage County Sheriff to reverse his controversial stance on the state’s new assault weapons ban.  Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was part of the group demanding Sheriff James Mendrick do his job.  The sheriff stated earlier this month that he wouldn’t enforce provisions of the ban, claiming the bill violates Second Amendment rights.  U.S. Representative Sean Casten claimed Mendrick’s actions are going to make future mass shootings more likely.  The sheriff disputed the claim, accusing the lawmakers of being more concerned with lawful gun owners than people illegally possessing guns.