Illinois City Responds In Suit Against Its Modern Sporting Rifle Ban

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Illinois City Responds In Suit Against Its Modern Sporting Rifle Ban
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-( The City of Highland Park has filed its response brief in the Seventh Circuit Court, arguing in support of its complete ban of modern sporting rifles and standard capacity magazines owned by millions of law-abiding and responsible gun owners for lawful purposes, including self-defense in the home and recreational and competitive target shooting.

The city snubs its nose at the information NSSF provided in its friend of the court brief, contending that cosmetic features of MSRs look “criminal” and somehow make them more dangerous.

These innovations allow for accurate and reliable handling and use of firearms by their owners and pose no risk to the public. If the city was truly concerned with advancing public safety, its time and resources would be better spent looking for real solutions to stopping actual criminals rather than imposing unnecessary, arbitrary restrictions that only serve to infringe upon the fundamental Second Amendment rights of honest, hardworking taxpaying gun owners residing in the city.

There likely will be a reply brief filed this week, so we will keep you updated on this case.

Read the response brief.

About NSSFThe 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

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Illinois also needs to get rid of the FOID card law!