An Illinois-based firearms retailer and a group of members from a national gun rights organization, approached the U.S. Supreme Court. On Wednesday, they approached the Court for a second time.
Their goal was to challenge a Democratic-supported state prohibition on assault-style rifles. Moreover, this challenge was also on high-capacity magazines. This ban happened after the tragic mass shooting in Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago, in 2022.
This approach was after the rejection of their plea for a temporary injunction against the ban. For it, the National Association for Gun Rights, Robert Bevis, and Law Weapons & Supply, Bevis’s firearms store, submitted the request.
This action came after lower court’s ruling. Apparently, this ruling also addressed a comparable ban implemented by Naperville, another Chicago suburb.
The plaintiffs had previously asked for an injunction from the Supreme Court earlier in the case. However, they were denied in May. Illinois introduced the ban as response to a tragic incident during an Independence Day parade. This incident had taken place Highland Park in 2022. It resulted in seven fatalities and numerous injuries.
The Protect Illinois Communities Act was approved in January by Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker of Illinois. It prohibits the sale and circulation of various high-powered semiautomatic firearms. This includes the AK-47 and AR-15 rifles.
Moreover, it also restricts magazines from holding no more than 10 rounds for long guns and 15 rounds for handguns.