Rep. Elik Statement in Opposition to Firearm Ban Approved After Midnight

State Representative Amy Elik (R-Alton) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives approved a firearm ban pushed through by Cook County Democrat lawmakers shortly after 12:30 am Friday morning:

“I voted against the firearm ban as I believe this bill is unconstitutional. I support the Second Amendment. The bill approved will hinder the right to keep and bear arms for law-abiding gun owners. The legislature should get tough on crime and stop punishing law-abiding citizens.”