Illinois Supreme Court upholds state’s semiautomatic weapons ban
Illinois’ highest court upheld the state’s ban on the sale of assault weapons.
The lawsuit was brought earlier this year by a central Illinois lawmaker who argued that banning the sale of high-powered rifles and high-capacity magazines violates the state constitution.
The suit, filed by state Rep. Dan Caulkins of Decatur, was part of a flurry of challenges to the constitutionality of the ban after it was signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Jan. 10.