Supreme Court Intervenes in IL Gun Ban Case

May 2, 2023

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett requested a further response from the City of Naperville, IL for their recently passed “Assault Weapons” Ban.

The National Association for Gun Rights, in conjunction with the National Foundation for Gun Rights, says the cities law conflicts with the Supreme Court’s decision last year in the NYSRPA v. Bruen case, which ruled gun laws must align with constitutional text and history.

Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights said this regarding the new developments: 

“We’re thankful the Supreme Court is taking the Second Amendment rights of Illinoisans seriously. Any ban on so-called ‘assault weapons’ is plainly unconstitutional, and now it is on the city of Naperville to explain the legal justification for their ban. Of course, there isn’t any. The bans were ludicrous from the start, and if Illinois had any sense, they would wave the white flag now and save us all some time.”

The National Association for Gun Rights filed for an emergency application for an Injunction Pending Appellate Review to the United States Suprem Court. If granted, the injunction would grant emergency temporary relief for gun owners in the municipality, namely gun store owner Robert Bevis, who is the plaintiff in the case.

Bevis’ livelihood has been severely impacted by both the state and local “Assault Weapons” Bans and faces the loss of his business if relief is not swiftly granted.

The City of Naperville has until noon EST, Monday, May 8th, to respond to Justice Barrett. The request indicates interest from the Supreme Court in granted the request for relief.

Read more at The Washington Examiner.

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