NSSF Joins Appeal Against Illinois City’s Modern Sporting Rifle & Magazine Ban

Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR)
The modern sporting rifle (MSR) is a go-anywhere, shoot-anything rifle that can defend the home front, handle predators and big game with aplomb and can be a heck of a lot of fun to shoot.
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- This week, NSSF joined with seven manufacturers to file a friend of the court brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in support of overturning an ordinance passed by the City of Highland Park, Illinois that comprehensively bans both modern sporting rifles and standard capacity magazines.

Taking a page out of the Windy City's playbook, Highland Park's ordinance would completely eliminate Second Amendment protections for commonly-owned MSRs and standard capacity magazines.

By filing this brief, NSSF hopes to educate the court as to the benefits of the MSR and their common legal uses in today's society.

The brief also discusses the utility and benefit of many common safety features of MSRs that are unlawful under Highland Park's ordinance.

About NSSF

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

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Suit is Dr. Arie Friedman v. Highland Park, bankrolled by Richard Pearson and IL State Rifle Association. Otis McDonald’s book mentions Pearson as one of the people who recruited him for the Supreme Court. When the Federal District Court in Chicago OVERTURNED IL’s complete ban on citizen carry and gave the IL legislature 6 months to pass CCW, Pearson and NRA contract lobbyist Todd Vandermyde worked hard to give IL gun owners the WORST bill they could: Duty to Inform w/ criminal penalties of 6 MONTHS or 1 YEAR in jail, because the anti-gun IL Chiefs of Police wanted it,… Read more »


I hope they go after the the illegal alien sanctuary city of Aurora, IL for having the same law on their books.