Supreme Court Allows Illinois’ ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban to Remain in Place

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to block Illinois’ “assault weapons” ban, denying the National Association for Gun Rights’ request for an injunction.

The Illinois ban prohibits semiautomatic guns and magazines with a capacity for more than 10 rounds for long guns and 15 rounds for handguns.

“This is an exceedingly simple case,” the National Association for Gun Rights wrote in its application for an emergency injunction.

“The Second Amendment protects arms that are commonly possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes, especially self-defense in the home,” the request continued, adding, “In the teeth of this Court’s precedents, the district court refused to address the evidence that the arms banned by the challenged laws are held by millions of law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes.”

Reporting from Daily Caller:

In their response to the application requested by Barrett, Illinois told the Court that the groups have not demonstrated that they are likely to prevail on their Second Amendment violation claim and have “failed to show that crucial or exigent circumstances exist that would require this Court’s immediate intervention.”