Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul supports state regulations against the commercial sale of firearms to anyone under the age of 21.
Raoul, along with 17 other attorneys general, filed a brief supportive ban that is challenged in the Hirschfeld lawsuit against Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives. The lawsuit challenges federal law banning individuals ages 18-20 from buying handguns from state-licensed dealers.
A three-person appeals court ruled the law unconstitutional. The federal government is calling on the entire court to reconsider the case.
Governor JB Pritzker celebrates a law aimed at improving equal access to digital education for all Illinois students.
The attorneys general argue that common sense and age-related restrictions are not unconstitutional and will help reduce gun-related violence.