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The powerful NRA joined a parade of gun-rights activists seeking to toss out the newly minted prohibition on dozens of rapid-fire pistols and long guns, as well as large-capacity magazines or attachments.
In his ruling, Morrison cited a landmark USSC decision from last year that struck down New York state’s concealed carry law. That 6-3 ruling found that the plain text of the Second Amendment protected the right of the plaintiffs to carry firearms for self-defense.
Nine in 10 of the state's sheriffs, joining with gun-rights advocates in declaring the prohibition unconstitutional, have sworn off zealous enforcement of the law. The Illinois State Rifle Association plans to file a federal lawsuit challenging the law as early as next week.