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Illinois Supreme Court upholds state’s semiautomatic weapons ban

Chicago Sun-Times
August 11, 2023

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.

Read more of Matthew Hendrickson's reporting in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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