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S.V. Airlie
12-07-2015, 01:28 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by gun rights activists to a Chicago suburb's ordinance banning assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, handing a victory to gun control advocates amid a fierce debate over the nation's firearms laws.
The 2013 ordinance passed by the city of Highland Park, Illinois will remain in place. By opting not to hear an appeal of a lower-court ruling that upheld the measure, the justices declined to take up what would have been a high-profile gun rights case following a succession of mass shootings including the one last week in San Bernardino, California.
The Highland Park measure bans various semi-automatic weapons, including well-known guns such as the AR-15 and AK-47, in addition to magazines holding more than 10 rounds of bullets.
Two conservatives on the nine-member court, Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia, said the justices should have taken the case.

BrianW
12-07-2015, 02:02 PM
You realize this further enhances the 'States laws over Federal laws' stance at the USSC, which many gun control advocates would like to see changed?

S.V. Airlie
12-07-2015, 02:05 PM
Well, if the federal laws are apparently useless, it's up to the states to create more than.

Steve McMahon
12-07-2015, 02:14 PM
10 round magazines? Who needs more than a three round magazine for anything other than killing people?

S.V. Airlie
12-07-2015, 02:15 PM
10 round magazines? Who needs more than a three round magazine for anything other than killing people? Exactly!

S.V. Airlie
12-07-2015, 02:47 PM
Hey BrianW. Do you think the X number of the states they run should say, NO Syrian refugees will be allowed in their state!

Isn't that what they say ignoring the Fed. gov. on their policies they have for these immigrants? Or, because the SC court feels that the law they refused to discuss, regarding these guns, went against yours ?

John of Phoenix
12-07-2015, 04:21 PM
ordinance banning assault weapons and large-capacity magazinesSo what? That train left the station LOOOOOONG ago.

S.V. Airlie
12-07-2015, 04:23 PM
There must be something in the meaning as the SC rejected the request for a ruling obviously, very recently...