A Supreme Court justice requests more information on Naperville gun sale ban

From today’s Daily Herald

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is giving the city of Naperville until next Monday to provide further information regarding its local ordinance prohibiting the sale of certain high-powered weapons.

Barrett’s request comes after a Naperville gun shop owner asked her to temporarily halt enforcement of Naperville’s gun ban and Illinois’ similar ban while both are being challenged in lower courts.

Robert Bevis, who owns Law Weapons & Supply, and the National Association for Gun Rights filed a lawsuit challenging the gun sale ban enacted by Naperville.

The association and its legal defense arm, the National Foundation for Gun Rights, argue that the Illinois ban violates the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right of individuals to bear arms.

But U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall found the state ban to be “constitutionally sound.” And the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on April 18 denied Bevis’ request for an injunction while he appeals Kendall’s ruling.

See more in today’s Daily Herald.