How to succeed in Illinois politics: Pass a law. Get sued. Repeat as necessary.
Well that didn’t take long. Yesterday the new law requiring gun shops in Illinois get licensed by the state went into effect, but as it turns out, a few hours beforehand a lawsuit was filed challenging the newly enacted statute. The litigation, brought by the Illinois State Rifle Association and several members who are gun store owners, makes the argument that the Firearms Dealer License Certification Act violates the state’s constitution as well as the state’s Administrative Procedures Act.