The lawsuit filed by Matthew D. Wilson, Troy Edhlund, and Joseph Messineo,
by the seven Justices. The three men have won a battle; however, a war still lies
ahead. But, there may be a proverbial light at the end of the tunnel
for "black"guns in Illinois.
hoping for an outright upholding of the ban.
Here is the Ordinance and what the Court said about it.
The ordinance prohibits "the sale, transfer, acquisition, ownership,
"The Cook County Commissioners proposed and passed the ordinance in 1993
(2) assault weapons were 20 times more likely to be used in the
(3) there was “no legitimate sporting purpose for the military style assault
But the Illinois Court also said “Nevertheless, the Supreme
an empirical inquiry beyond the scope
(Docket No. 112026)
MATTHEW D. WILSON et al., Appellants, v. THE COUNTY OF
COOK et al., Appellees.
Opinion filed April 5, 2012.
2. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ET AL. v. HELLER