Pritzker family opens Wisconsin gun range as over 170 types of guns are outlawed: 'The growth is a testament to public interest in preserving the stories of our country’s brave service members'
The Chicago Wire
Jan 17, 2023
As Gov. J.B. Pritzker was signing a sweeping gun ban and gun registry many law enforcement officers are refusing to enforce, the Pritzker family was opening a gun range as part of a museum under construction in Somers, Wis.
The new facility will house the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, located at 104 S. Michigan Ave., in downtown Chicago.
Pritzker’s cousin James Nicholas Pritzker, who in 2013 announced he is a transsexual now known as Jennifer N. Pritzker, is behind the push to move the collection north.
According to Kenosha News, “the gun range and facility will be about 22,000 square feet between two floors. It will include an indoor sports shooting range, training and retail facility, with offerings for skill levels ranging from beginners to professionals.”
“I’m very excited about it. I am very supportive of it, as is the board,” Somers Village President George Stoner said. “It’s going to be a huge asset to the area and community.”
Jennifer N. Pritzker was an officer in the U.S. Army and retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Illinois Army National Guard.
“This facility is needed because the Pritzker Military Museum & Library has outgrown existing archive space, due to the success of the museum and the generosity of our donors,” Jennifer Pritzker told Kenosha News.
“The growth is a testament to public interest in preserving the stories of our country’s brave service members and their commitment and sacrifice in the name of freedom and democracy.”
The move comes as Pritzker outlaws over 170 types of commonly owned guns in the state. Over 80 of Illinois’ 102 counties have said they will not enforce the ban due to constitutional violations.
As many as five million firearms and 10 million magazines in the state may be affected by the ban.
Gun rights advocates have begun litigation against the state noting it is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.