ILLINOIS — The state’s new ban on assault weapons continues to face legal challenges and several republican legislators are joining those lawsuits.

Among them is State Rep. Adam Niemerg (R) who is based in Teutopolis and represents the 102nd District. He held a press conference Thursday alongside Crawford County Sheriff William Rutan, Lawrence County Sheriff Trenton Masterson, and Jasper County Sheriff Brandon Francis to discuss pending legal action surrounding the assault weapons ban law.

The event took place at the Crawford County Courthouse in Robinson. During the press conference all four men committed to continuing to fight the new law with Rutan going as far as saying even if the courts find it constitutional he still would not enforce it.

Watch the entire event in the video above.