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Assault Weapons Ban Before U.S. Supreme Court

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(Worthy News) - The U.S. Supreme Court could announce as early as Tuesday whether it will hear a challenge to a suburban Chicago law banning firearms commonly known as assault weapons.

If the court agrees to hear the case, it would cast a shadow over similar bans in seven states. But declining to take it up would boost efforts to impose such bans elsewhere, at a time of renewed interest in gun regulation after recent mass shootings.

Gun rights advocates are challenging a 2013 law passed in Highland Park, Illinois, that bans the sale, purchase, or possession of semi-automatic weapons that can hold more than 10 rounds in a single ammunition clip or magazine. In passing the law, city officials cited the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. [ Source ]

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1 thought on “Assault Weapons Ban Before U.S. Supreme Court

  1. Why is President Obama so keen on disarming the legal owners of firearms, but is willing to turn his back on his constituents unless they're Muslim, of course?

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