springfield shooter Posted January 14, 2023 at 09:18 PM Share Posted January 14, 2023 at 09:18 PM https://reason.com/2023/01/12/illinois-just-banned-assault-weapons-because-their-only-intent-is-mass-murder/?itm_source=parsely-api If you aren't familiar with it, "Reason" is a libertarian leaning publication. Here's a two paragraph section of the article: "Speaking of the Supreme Court, how is H.B. 5471 likely to fare against the inevitable constitutional challenges? In the 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, the Court said the Second Amendment covers arms "in common use" for "lawful purposes," a description that plainly applies to the guns and magazines that Illinois has banned. Last year in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, the justices said gun control laws must be "consistent with this Nation's historical tradition of firearm regulation." After Bruen, the Court vacated four appeals court decisions upholding state bans on "assault weapons" and "large capacity" magazines. It instructed the lower courts to reconsider those cases in light of Bruen. The Firearms Policy Coalition and other gun rights groups argue that "assault weapon" bans and magazine limits clearly fail the Bruen test." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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