Thursday, June 29 at 9:30am
Join us at a rally organized by March for Our Lives this Thursday –
the same day the 7th Circuit Court will start hearing oral arguments challenging the Protect Illinois Communities Act, which bans assault rifles, large-capacity magazines, switches, and the deadliest forms of semi-automatic pistols.
WHERE: Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL
Pro-gun groups and their lawyers are asking the 7th Circuit to strike down the Protect Illinois Communities Act. The bill bans not only assault rifles, but also large-capacity magazines, switches, and the deadliest forms of semi-automatic pistols.
This case is the first challenge to Illinois’ state assault weapons ban to hit the federal appellate court, and an adverse ruling would have devastating consequences for both our state and nationwide.
Decisions from federal appellate courts hold substantial authority. If the 7th Circuit strikes down this law, it could fundamentally hamper Illinois’ ability to regulate and defend against these weapons and modifiers in the future.