IL: SCOTUS stays away from gun ban cases as Thomas seeks “more guidance”

Source: Fox News

“The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will not yet review challenges to an Illinois ban on certain types of semi-automatic weapons, attachments and magazines, effectively leaving the law in place while lower courts decide the cases. In its final order list before going on a summer recess, the Court denied petitions to hear six different cases over the so-called ‘assault weapons ban,’ prompting a statement from Justice Clarence Thomas. … ‘The Seventh Circuit’s decision illustrates why this Court must provide more guidance on which weapons the Second Amendment covers,’ Thomas concluded, adding that ‘if the Seventh Circuit ultimately allows Illinois to ban America’s most common civilian rifle, we can – and should – review that decision once the cases reach a final judgment.'” (07/02/24)