Judge temporarily blocks Illinois gun ban from being enforced on plaintiffs in lawsuit

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — An Effingham County judge on Friday temporarily blocked Illinois’ recently enacted ban on high-powered weapons and high-capacity magazines from being enforced on more than 850 people and a handful of licensed gun dealers. The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed earlier this week by attorney Thomas DeVore, a Republican who made an unsuccessful bid for attorney general last year, that argued the ban violated the state constitution’s due process and equal protection clauses. “The Court finds the Plaintiffs have shown a likelihood of success in relation to the equal protection clause of th…

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