SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) voted against the most recent gun control legislation effort that passed the Illinois House on Thursday night. SB 2226 represents the latest version of the original HB 5855 that was introduced in early December.
“Despite some changes, the bill still contains unworkable and unconstitutional provisions that severely limit the rights of law-abiding gun owners,” Windhorst said. “I am proud to have been a part of the opposition in the Illinois House to this most recent effort to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens. Gun bans, ammunition bans, and expensive and burdensome regulations have been ruled unconstitutional time and time again by the US Supreme Court. Despite tonight’s passage of this legislation, there remains further legislative and legal hurdles that it must clear. Should this measure be signed into law, I will strongly support any legal action that is taken to find it unconstitutional.”