Federal judge blocks Illinois assault weapons ban

Posted on AllSides April 29th, 2023
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A federal judge has temporarily blocked an assault weapons ban in Illinois, ruling that multiple plaintiffs who sued alleging that the law violates their Second Amendment rights have a “reasonable likelihood” to succeed in their argument. 

U.S. District Judge Stephen McGlynn issued a preliminary injunction on Friday against the state’s Protect Illinois Communities Act (PICA), which Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed into law in January to ban the sale and distribution of assault-style weapons, high capacity-magazines and switches that convert handguns into assault-style firearms. 

The ruling comes after another federal judge rejected a request to block...

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https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/3979446-federal-judge-blocks-illinois-assault-weapons-ban/

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