A federal judge in Illinois is considering whether the state’s new gun laws violate the constitutional right to bear arms.
The case stems from a lawsuit filed by Kirchhoff, a professor of law at Northwestern University, who says the new law is a “vast overreach” by the state legislature and that the U.S. Supreme Court should review the law to determine if it is constitutional.
The law requires a license to own a handgun and requires people to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
It also requires anyone 21 and older to have a valid permit to own and carry a gun.
The Illinois legislature has made the law a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed weapons permit.
The state attorney general’s office has argued that the new laws are needed to protect the public and that those who do not obtain permits to carry guns are simply going to be denied their rights.
The U.C.L.A. lawsuit was filed on behalf of a man who is charged with three felonies after police said he and another man were robbed of guns.
The lawsuit alleges that the law violates the right to keep and bear arms and is a violation of the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
It also claims the law infringes on the rights of gun owners to defend themselves in a case pending before the U,C.C., the state appeals court in Chicago.
The Illinois appeals court has scheduled a hearing for May 12 on the lawsuit.