Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Illinois' ban on carrying a concealed weapon in public is unconstitutional.
"Today's ruling is a disappointing setback as we work to end the gun violence that plagues our community and claims innocent lives. I am hopeful that Illinois lawmakers will take swift action to ensure that our state has common-sense gun laws that balance public safety with Second Amendment rights."
Rep. Quigley has a long history of pushing for commonsense gun control reforms and has specifically called for closing the gun show loophole. He has introduced the Border Security Enhancement Act and the Trafficking Reduction and Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act, both of which would provide the ATF with the resources it needs to effectively combat illegal gun flow in America. Quigley also spearheaded the effort to file a "friend of the court" amicus brief, urging the Supreme Court to allow Chicago's handgun ban to stand.