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U.S. Supreme Court denies request to halt ‘assault weapons,’ high-capacity magazine ban in Illinois

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request to halt Illinois’ ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines that is set to go into effect next month. Plaintiffs in the challenge out of Naperville against the state’s gun ban asked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett to issue an emergency […]

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Federal appeals court upholds ‘assault weapons,’ high-capacity magazine ban in Illinois

(The Center Square) – A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazine ban in Illinois, rejecting a Second Amendment violation argument. The ruling comes as plaintiffs challenging Illinois’ gun ban are back in the Southern District of Illinois federal court with an amended complaint to block the January 1 gun […]

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Illinois Supreme Court upholds state’s ban on ‘assault weapons,’ high-capacity magazines

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld the state’s ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines in a nearly split decision Friday. The 4-3 ruling in the case brought by state Rep. Dan Caulkins, R-Decatur, was released Friday. “First, we hold that the exemptions neither deny equal protection nor constitute special legislation […]

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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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‘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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Federal judge blocks ‘assault weapons,’ large-capacity magazine bans in Illinois

(The Center Square) – The ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines in Illinois was blocked Friday by a federal judge who issued an injunction in a pending lawsuit. The case could be appealed to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals where a similar challenge is pending. Gov. J.B. Pritzker enacted a ban on more […]

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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 […]