NRA Sues Illinois Over Assault Weapons Ban

  • 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.