Illinois’ ‘assault weapons’ ban could be on the chopping block — at least temporarily

May 12, 2023 | Political News

The president of a gun rights group is hoping Justice Amy Coney Barrett will grant his application for an emergency injunction, which would temporarily suspend Illinois' semi-automatic rifle and high-capacity magazine ban.

“They're going to strike this down and send Naperville and the state of Illinois packing,” Dudley Brown, the president of one of the plaintiffs, the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR), told Fox News.

The emergency petition for the case, National Association for Gun Rights v. City of Naperville, made it to Barrett’s desk after lower courts denied temporary restraining orders to block an Illinois law and local ordinance banning the sale of high-capacity magazines and “assault weapons.”