Finally they do something useful.
Thank You Bill, CNN, and SCOTUS.The Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge to a Chicago suburb’s ban on assault weapons Monday, a move that will encourage gun-control advocates and could frustrate supporters of gun rights.The city of Highland Park, Illinois, passed the ban in 2013 following a series of mass shooting incidents around the country. The law prohibits the sale, purchase and possession of semi-automatic firearms with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition.Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Antonin Scalia, dissented from the denial of the case. Thomas wrote that several Courts of Appeals have upheld “categorical bans on firearms that millions of Americans commonly own for lawful purposes.”
OK, for anyone in doubt, let's explain this again.
The U.S. Constitution FORBIDS the States from Interpreting/Over Ruling/End Running legislation around and in despite of the Constitution's Guarantees of Rights.
Since SOME politicoes didn't get the message the 1st time, in 1868 Congress told them/codified it a 2nd time.
Amendment 14, US Constitution 1868
Read the 1st sentence. It's the 'Jurisdiction Clause'
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
Citizens of the United States comes Before Citizens of the State wherein the reside because United States Citizenship holding superiority over Individual State Citizenship was the object of the Civil War.
This is not the way it has since been implemented, but it Is what is Is, meaning that Any State laws which Infringe upon those Rights are overstepping their bounds, and In Violation of Constitutional 'Keep Your Hands Off'.
If you've been fed the argument that the Founders never meant to include so called 'Assault Weapons' under the 2nd Amendment because they couldn't have foreseen such weapons, meet the Puckle Gun: patented in 1718.