In a Jan. 6 Facebook post, Rep. Dan Caulkins reiterated his support for the Second Amendment.

In his post, he said, "I will always support your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The fight is just getting started!". The statement was accompanied by an official document with a more detailed statement. 

Dan Caulkins was first elected to the Illinois House in 2018. A Republican, his legislative experience includes serving on the Public Utilities and Prescription Drug Affordability. Caulkins is a state representative who resides in Decatur, according to the Illinois House.

On his official website, Caulkins posted an expanded statement. It read: “I opposed the firearm ban approved by Democrat lawmakers as I believe this bill without a doubt is unconstitutional. This firearm ban chips away at our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and it limits the ability of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families at home. If this ban on hundreds of firearms becomes law, it could potentially turn law-abiding gun owners into felons if they don’t register their banned firearms required to be registered with the state. Setting up a gun registry of legally purchased firearms by law-abiding gun owners is one step closer to another law that will require the tracking of all guns purchased in the state. I will always support the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The legislation pushed by Cook County Democrat lawmakers tonight is overreaching and certainly unconstitutional.”


There will be a commission set up to carry out the Firearms Restraining Order Act, which will be composed of law enforcement personnel, representatives of the Attorney General's office, and others.

As one of the most important changes in this bill is that under the age of 21, firearm owners' identification cards will no longer be available to those under the age of 21.