MOUNT VERNON — After visiting a few area businesses Friday, Congressman Mike Bost hosted a 2nd Amendment Listening Session in Mt. Vernon today alongside State Senator Terri Bryant, State Representative Dave Severin, Franklin County Sheriff, and several local elected officials.

Constituents addressed concerns about recent legislation banning “assault” weapons in Illinois and their access to purchase firearms, as well as the enforcement of this legislation by county sheriffs and states attorneys. 

Bost criticized Illinois’ gun registration law and said he will not comply with a law that he believes violates the constitutional rights of gun owners. 

Bost is a strong supporter of the constitutional right to keep and bear arms and has been fighting in Congress to protect the 2nd Amendment. Congress recently approved his legislation protecting the 2nd Amendment rights of veterans who own guns.