Lawsuits challenge recent Illinois semiautomatic gun ban


              FILE - Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker looks to supporters after he defeated GOP challenger Darren Bailey on Nov. 8, 2022, in Chicago. Legal challenges to Illinois' semiautomatic weapons ban began Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, with a federal complaint that the eight-day-old law prohibits “commonly possessed” and constitutionally protected guns and a state court pleading questioning the law's exemptions based on a person's employment. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
            
              FILE - Assault weapons are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply on Jan. 16, 2013 in Springfield, Ill. Legal challenges to Illinois' semiautomatic weapons ban began Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, with a federal complaint that the eight-day-old law prohibits “commonly possessed” and constitutionally protected guns and a state court pleading questioning the law's exemptions based on a person's employment. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
Lawsuits challenge recent Illinois semiautomatic gun ban