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Assault weapons ban

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. β€” Gun rights advocates backed by the National Rifle Association sued in southern Illinois federal court over the state's new ban on semiautomatic rifles, claiming the law prohibiting the "ubiquitous" AR-15 and a host of other firearms is "blatantly unconstitutional."

Click here to read the complaint and here to read the NRA’s press release.

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