(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – On Friday, U.S. District Judge Stephen McGlynn halted an assault weapons ban signed into law in Illinois. In his preliminary injunction, McGlynn noted that the multiple plaintiffs who had filed against this law had a “reasonable likelihood” of winning their argument that the state’s Protect Illinois Communities Act (PICA) violated their Second Amendment rights.
PICA was first signed into law in January, and it banned both the sale and distribution of various types of firearms, including assault-style weapons, high-capacity magazines, and even switches that could convert a normal handgun to an assault-style weapon. McGlynn, who was appointed by Trump, has noted that his ruling does not constitute a final decision, but rather shows that he believed the plaintiffs had met their burden and thus it was reasonable for an injunction to be issued.
Earlier this week, a different federal judge ruled against halting PICA. McGlynn, in his decision, also noted the timing of the assault weapon ban. As he pointed out, the ban had been passed following the shooting at Highland Park, III., during a Fourth of July parade.
Last year, the Supreme Court ruled in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen that a New York law that would require all those making an application for a concealed carry permit to showcase “proper cause” would be blocked completely. In their case ruling, they deemed that any gun control measures must align with the country’s “historical tradition.” McGlynn did refer to this in his case, arguing that his ruling was in fact not aligned with the Bruen ruling.
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