'Assault Weapons' Ban Is Now In Effect. Here's What You Need To Know

By Daniel Walker | March 20, 2024

Illinois' assault weapons ban

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to temporarily block an Illinois law banning "assault weapons," allowing the law to take effect.

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Illinois' assault weapons ban, enacted through the Protect Illinois Communities Act (PICA), has sparked significant debate and legal battles, shaping the state's firearm regulations. The law includes several key provisions, which has far-reaching implications.

Despite legal challenges

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Despite legal challenges, the law has been upheld by multiple courts. Many sheriffs have expressed reluctance to enforce the ban, citing concerns about its constitutionality. Critics argue that the law infringes upon the Second Amendment and undermines the principle of citizen supremacy. The fight against the ban continues despite this setback.