Assault-style weapons sale can be banned: US Supreme Court

The court shot down an attempt to block Illinois legislation prohibiting the sale and purchase of weapons

Assault-style weapons sale can be banned: US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court has permitted Illinois legislation prohibiting the sale of assault-style weapons to push through, reported the American Bar Association Journal.

The laws in question were an August 2022 ordinance that blocked the commercial sale of assault rifles in Naperville, Illinois, as well as a January 2023 ordinance that prohibited the sale and purchase of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the state of Illinois.

The National Association for Gun Rights had sought to prevent the enforcement of the bans in an emergency request; however, Naperville pointed out that the right to sell guns was not under the protection of the Second Amendment.

The Supreme Court shot down the request in an order released on Wednesday. According to SCOTUSblog, there were no dissenting opinions.

Nonetheless, legal battles are still ongoing in lower courts. A federal lawsuit has been filed by a Naperville gun shop owner and The National Association for Gun Rights after the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago would not assent to pausing the enforcement of the two ordinances.

The Illinois Supreme Court is also set to tackle a suit filed by a state legislator arguing that the bans breached the Second Amendment as well as the Illinois Constitution.

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