Sen. Mattie Hunter

CHICAGO — State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) issued the following statement after the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the state’s assault weapons ban:

“Military-style assault weapons have no place in our neighborhoods. We have seen time and again the devastation and loss of life these weapons cause, and enough is enough. Today’s decision by the Illinois Supreme Court is the right one and one that will spare countless lives from senseless violence.”