Numerous Illinois Sheriff's Won't Enforce Parts of Assault Weapon Ban

Assault Weapons Ban Expires

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(Rock Island, IL) -- Around 80 Illinois county sheriffs say they won't enforce parts of the assault weapons ban, including Rock Island, Henry, and Whiteside county sheriff offices.

The Illinois Sheriffs' Association, says the group refuses to require owners of assault weapons to register the gun with the state.

Rock Island County Sheriff Darren Hart joined other sheriffs in Illinois in opposing the state's new ban on assault weapons.

Since the law was signed this week, dozens of Illinois sheriffs have released letters saying they won't be enforcing it.

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