assault weapons ban

The Friday ruling overturns a lower court decision that attempted to halt the ban of assault weapons after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed it into law earlier this year.
Four other measures await the governor's signature in a state where gun violence recently hit a 40-year high.
The landmark decision isn’t just overturning gun laws – it’s stopping them from passing in the first place.
The Senate Democrat said another big focus should be on the handling of counties that refuse to enforce state and national gun laws.
“Yesterday should have been the day to come together with family and friends to celebrate," the vice president said in Chicago before going to Highland Park.
Rep. Chris Jacobs (R-NY) was endorsed by former President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association in 2020.
Gov. Gavin Newsom says he is working on a bill to ban assault weapons by using similar tactics as the Texas abortion law.
The California governor said private citizens would have the right to seek at least $10,000 per gun violation, plus costs and attorneys’ fees.
A judge had argued earlier this month that AR-15 guns were like Swiss Army knives, "good for both home and battle."
"This is not about getting rid of the Second Amendment," Harris said. "It’s simply about saying we need reasonable gun safety laws."