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U.S. Supreme Court declines to block Illinois, Naperville ban on ‘assault weapons’ amid lawsuits

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to step in and block Illinois and Naperville’s “assault weapons” and magazine bans amid multiple pending lawsuits. Robert Bevis of Law Weapons Supplies in Naperville sued the city over its gun and magazine ban last fall. He amended his lawsuit earlier this year to […]

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Legislators advance more gun control legislation in Illinois amid recently-passed ban on ‘assault weapons’

(The Center Square) – Legislators in Springfield have advanced multiple bills this week relating to guns in Illinois as several lawsuits continue challenging the state’s ban on certain semi-automatic guns. The Illinois House passed House Bill 218 on Wednesday, which will allow firearms manufacturers to be sued for what policymakers deem deceptive practices. State. Rep. […]

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Legislation that would establish safe spaces for illegal drug users in Illinois advances

(The Center Square) – A proposed bill could legalize the creation of “safe spaces” in Illinois for people to use illegal drugs under medical supervision in an effort to prevent overdoses. House Bill 2 would allow the Illinois Department of Human Services to create overdose prevention sites and would connect drug users with treatment programs. […]

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‘Assault weapons’ and high-capacity magazines bans back in effect in Illinois after appeals court issues reversal

(The Center Square) – The ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines is back in effect in Illinois after an appeals court reversed a federal judge’s decision on Thursday. The ban on more than 170 semi-automatic firearms and magazines over a certain capacity was enacted by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on January 10. U.S. District Court […]

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Appeals court denies request for Illinois’ ‘assault weapon’ ban to be blocked pending appeal

(The Center Square) – A federal appeals court this week denied a request to halt Illinois’ “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazine bans pending an appeal. The case Bevis v. Naperville was filed last year challenging Naperville’s gun ban. The plaintiffs modified the federal case to include the state’s gun ban enacted in January. In February, […]

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Illinois Supreme Court justices deny motion for recusal in ‘assault weapons’ ban lawsuit

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Supreme Court has denied a motion to disqualify two justices from hearing a challenge to the state’s “assault weapons” ban over alleged conflicts of interest. Before Elizabeth Rochford and Mary O’Brien were elected to the Illinois Supreme Court in November 2022, Gov. J.B. Pritzker gave each of their campaign […]

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Parts of Illinois’ ban on ‘assault weapons,’ high-capacity magazines go into effect Monday

(The Center Square) – Certain provisions of Illinois’ gun and magazine ban go into effect Monday that will ban possession of certain semi-automatic firearms and magazines in public places. At an unrelated stop in Champaign Wednesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the ban on more than 170 semi-automatic firearms and magazines over 10 rounds for rifles […]

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Court hearing set for next week in federal lawsuit against Illinois’ ban on “assault weapons”

(The Center Square) – A hearing in a federal lawsuit against Illinois’ ban on “assault weapons” is scheduled for next week as Gov. Pritzker said Wednesday there are “limits” to the Second Amendment. Pritzker said on Wednesday that his gun and magazine ban is meant to curb gun violence. “There is a Second Amendment to […]