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NRA Files Lawsuit Over Illinois Semiautomatic Weapons Ban

The National Rifle Association filed a federal lawsuit over Illinois’ ban on semiautomatic weapons, claiming the prohibition violates the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

According to CBS News, the NRA on Tuesday joined other gun-rights activists seeking to repeal the new law, which bans a number of rapid-fire pistols and long guns in addition to high-capacity magazines and attachments.

Signed on Jan. 10 by Illinois Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the law is in response to the mass shooting last year that killed seven and injured 30 at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago.

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