NRA Sues Illinois Over Assault Weapons Ban

OREM, UT - FEBRUARY 21: Vince Warner fires an AK-47 with a bump stock installed at Good Guys Gun and Range on February 21, 2018 in Orem, Utah. The bump stock is a device when installed allows a semi-automatic to fire at a rapid rate much like a fully automatic gun. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • 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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