A man examines an AR-10 for sale at the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center Gun Show, after the state of Illinois passed its "assault weapons" ban into law, in Belleville, Illinois, U.S., January 14, 2023.
The National Association for Gun Rights, Robert Bevis and his firearms store, Law Weapons & Supply, made the request after a lower court denied their bid for a preliminary injunction against the ban, as well as a similar ban enacted by another Chicago suburb, Naperville.
The plaintiffs also asked the Supreme Court for an injunction at an earlier stage of the case, but were rebuffed in May.
The Supreme Court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority, has taken an expansive view of the Second Amendment, broadening gun rights in three landmark rulings since 2008.
In 2022, the court recognized a constitutional right to carry a handgun in public for self defense, striking down a New York state law.
Kate Munsch, Robert Bevis, Democratic Illinois Governor J.B, Pritzker, Bevis, Andrew Chung, Will Dunham
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