The Supreme Court today refused to hear a case arguing that the city of Highland Park, Il., is violating gun owner rights by banning popular semi-automatic guns as well as ammunition clips of more than 10 rounds, Scotusblog reports. The appeal was brought by Arie Friedman, a pediatrician and semi-automatic weapon owner, and the Illinois Rifle Association. The high court ruled in 2008 and 2010 cases from Washington, D.C., and Chicago in favor of gun possession to defend one’s own home.
Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Antonin Scalia, voted to hear the case. Thomas said the Supreme Court should review the cace to prevent the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which upheld the law, “from relegating the Second Amendment to a second-class right.”