The United States Supreme Court has chosen not to look at a case that challenges the infamous Illinois “assault weapons” ban. According to IJ Review, the decision was made in a 7-2 vote.
The only dissenters in the Friedman v. Highland Park ruling were Justice Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, with the latter writing on both of their behalves, “The overwhelming majority of citizens who own and use such rifles do so for lawful purposes, including self-defense and target shooting.”
Thomas went on to add that Highland Park will continue to ban various semiautomatic firearms and even imprison individuals who do not “move these items outside city limits, disable them, or surrender them for destruction.” He also said that the Seventh Circuit Court’s decision to maintain the ban relegates the right to bare firearms “to a second-class right.”
“The Court’s refusal to review a decision that flouts two of our Second Amendment precedents stands in marked contrast to the Court’s willingness to summarily reverse courts that disregard our other constitutional decisions,” Thomas concluded.
Because of this ruling, the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Ill. will continue with their ban on firearm sales, possession, and manufacturing. If Obama gets his way, the entire country will soon follow suit…
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