Supreme Court Refuses to Block Assault Weapon Ban in Illinois

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The National Association for Gun Rights requested an immediate injunction to stop Illinois’ “assault weapons” prohibition, but the Supreme Court has now reportedly rejected their motion.

In January, shortly after the City of Naperville’s similar ban on the sale of assault weapons went into effect, Illinois passed a law banning semiautomatic firearms and magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds for long guns and 15 rounds for handguns.

This sparked immediate legal action from gun store owners and gun rights organizations.

On April 26, the Justice Amy Coney Barret, who is in charge of hearing petitions from the Seventh Circuit, received an emergency motion for an injunction pending appeal from the National Association for Gun Rights and a proprietor of a gun store.

The Supreme Court’s directive ensures that the statute will continue to be in effect while legal challenges are pending.

Citing New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, a ruling from the Supreme Court from last summer that invalidated the concealed carry legislation in New York state

The applicants’ request for an injunction while their appeal is underway was previously rejected by the Seventh Circuit and district court.

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