If passed, legal gun owners can file civil lawsuits against police that “violate constitutional rights”. You know, like the 2nd amendment......
I hope Illinois gun owners use every chance they get to sue the hell out of a cop who enforces things like magazine bans or “assault weapon“ bans should any become state law. Further, I hope people that would otherwise be lawful gun owners who get arrested for things like not renewing their FOID card (or being eligible for one but not having one) sue LEO's as well. Theres's already US Supreme Court established case law on that btw:
373 U. S. 262 (1963): "If the State converts a right (liberty) into a privilege, the citizen can ignore the license and fee and engage in the right (liberty) with impunity."
319 U.S. 105 (1943) "No State shall convert a liberty into a privilege, license it, and charge a fee therefore."
Go ahead, Shan. We gun owners will be suing the hell out of cops that choose at act as political pawns for the Democratic Party instead of upholding their oath.
"I solemnly vow to the people of Illinois, upon my honor as an officer and citizen, to discharge the duties of an officer of the Illinois State Police to the best of my ability, to adhere to the rules and regulations of the Illinois State Police, and to adopt the Agency's mission and goals into my everyday life. I pledge to be honest in thought, word, and deed; to maintain unimpeachable integrity; to be just, fair, and impartial; to be steadfast against evil and its temptations; and to give my utmost to protect the rights, property, and lives of our citizens. I shall strive to give thoughtful, intelligent obedience to the commands of my superiors, to make my conduct friendly but impartial, courteous but firm, and charitable to the inadvertent violator. But I shall never compromise with crime and shall, at all times, uphold the Constitutions and laws of my country and the state of Illinois."
SECTION 22. RIGHT TO ARMS
Subject only to the police power, the right of the
individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.