- The Illinois Supreme Court gave new life Thursday to a challenge to Cook County’s ban on assault weapons.
A judge was wrong to throw out the challenge, and so was the appeals court that upheld that ruling, the state’s high court said in sending the case back to the judge to hear testimony on whether assault weapons should have the same Second Amendment protection as handguns.
And what makes an assault weapon so very scary?
- The county ordinance outlaws the sale or possession of “any assault weapon or large-capacity magazine.” It describes several traits of prohibited weapons — such as a protruding grip or a shroud attached to the barrel — and specifies several types of guns that are in violation of the ordinance.
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