In a win for gun control supporters, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided against hearing an appeal in a case involving a Highland Park, Illinois ordinance banning military-style assault weapons and large capacity magazines.
The 7-2 decision keeps in place a lower-court ruling upholding the Chicago suburb's 2013 gun control measure. Conservative-leaning Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia dissented.
Representatives from the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence are among those applauding today's U.S. Supreme Court decision against hearing the case.
"The corporate gun lobby's top priority is to sell as many guns to as many people as possible regardless of the type of gun, or the background or intentions of the people buying them," Dan Gross, president of the Brady Center and Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said in a statement. "By rejecting this case, today the Supreme Court sided with a community that has taken action to protect itself from the type of violence we've seen in San Bernardino, on college campuses and in movie theaters. The American people have had enough of gun violence and, with the exception of Justices Thomas and Scalia, in this case, the Supreme Court sided with them."