3 Things to Know Today

1. “The Supreme Court refused to block a local and state ban on assault weapons sales in Illinois,” CNN reported Wednesday, May 17. The court “rejected an emergency request from gun rights advocates and a gun store. A vote count was not disclosed and the court did not explain its action.”

2. “Twenty-one percent of U.S. adults believe it is a good time to buy a house,” according to a new Gallup poll. The 21% is down from the 30% recorded at this time in 2022, which was the previous prior low. “The 2022 and 2023 readings are the only times (since 1978) that less than half of Americans have perceived the housing market as being good for buyers.”