SCOTUS Intervenes in Illinois Assault Weapons Ban Case 

May 1, 2023

Justice Amy Coney Barrett responds to National Foundation for Gun Rights request in Naperville case.

Washington, D.C. Today, Justice Amy Coney Barrett requested further response from the City of Naperville, Illinois, for their recently passed “Assault Weapons” Ban.

The National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) in conjunction with the National Foundation for Gun Rights (NFGR) argues that the Illinois ban violates the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, which guarantees the right of individuals to bear arms. NAGR’s lawsuit also challenges an AR-15 sale ban enacted by Naperville.

NAGR filed for an emergency application for an Injunction Pending Appellate Review to the United States Supreme Court on Wednesday, April 26. If granted, the injunction would grant emergency temporary relief for gun owners in Naperville, namely gun store owner Robert Bevis, whose livelihood has been severely impacted by both state and local “Assault Weapons” bans. Bevis, NAGR’s plaintiff, 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 granting the request for relief.

“We’re thankful the Supreme Court is taking the Second Amendment rights of Illinoisans seriously,” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights. “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 application has been filed under docket No. 22A948.

The Emergency Appeal may be found here: https://gunrightsfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/Motion-in-S-Ct.pdf

The National Association for Gun Rights’ legal defense arm, the National Foundation for Gun Rights works to expand pro-gun precedents and defend gun owners.

For more information on the National Foundation for Gun Rights please visit their website at https://gunrightsfoundation.org// .

The National Foundation for Gun Rights is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to expand pro-gun precedents and defend gun owners in the courts.

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