Illinois Supreme Court rules assault weapons ban constitutional 

Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed the law in January, prompting a series of lawsuits.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

A law banning assault weapons, a raft of accessories and large-capacity magazines was upheld by the Illinois State Supreme Court on Friday after being challenged in a lawsuit by gun rights supporters for violating the state constitution. 

Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) welcomed the 4 to 3 ruling on the law, known as the Protect Illinois Communities Act.

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