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.
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.