Federal Judge Blocks Illinois Ban Of Semiautomatic Rifles

A federal judge on Friday issued a temporary injunction blocking enforcement of an Illinois ban on certain semiautomatic rifles.
Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker in January signed into law the measure, which defined an assault weapons as a “semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine or that may be readily modified to accept a detachable magazine” should it also possess one or more external features unrelated to the weapon’s firing capacity, such as various stocks, flash suppressors, or grenade launchers.
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois Judge Stephen Patrick McGlynn granted the temporary stay, Fox News reported. McGlynn indicated that the court “must be mindful of the rights guaranteed by the Constitution.”

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