US Supreme Court Denies Request to Block Illinois and Naperville Gun Bans
SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a request from a Naperville gun store owner to block a city ordinance and an Illinois law banning the sale of certain high-powered firearms and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who oversees emergency requests from Illinois and neighboring states, referred the request from gun shop owner Robert Bevis to the full court, which denied it in an unsigned order.
The Naperville City Council approved a local ban on the sale of certain high-powered firearms a month after the deadly mass shooting at last year’s Fourth of July parade in Highland Park. The state followed suit in January with a law that immediately banned the sale of certain semi-automatic guns as well as high-capacity ammunition magazines statewide.