US Supreme Court Lets Illinois Gun Law Stand
The US Supreme Court rejected the Second Amendment challenge to a gun law enforced in Highland Park, Illinois, which denied certiorari in Friedman v. City of Highland Park.
The law, which was challenged by the Illinois State Rifle Association, prohibits possession of weapons capable of causing assault as well as large-capacity magazine.
Monday’s decision lets stand a ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that upheld the ban.
Justice Clarence Thomas disagreed with the denial of certificate, joined by Justice Antonin Scalia, stating that such weapons are legally owned and used by millions of Americans and should not be banned for the purpose of creating a sense of security. Similar gun bans already exist in California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut and Hawaii.