NRA Sues Illinois Over Assault Weapons Ban
View Source | January 25, 2023 3:10 pm
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- The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action on Tuesday announced that it had filed suit against the state of Illinois’ recent “assault weapons” ban.
- An NRA-ILA press release referenced the 2008 Supreme Court case of D.C. v. Heller, in which justices stated that “A state may not ‘prohibit … an entire class of “arms” that is overwhelmingly chosen by American society for [a] lawful purpose.'”
- “Yet that is precisely what Illinois has just done,” the NRA contended.
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