Not Coming For Your Guns: Illinois Town Authorizes Confiscation Of “Assault Weapons” And Large Capacity Magazines

Remember, they’re totally not coming for the guns of law abiding citizens……because they legislate turning law abiding citizens into criminals (while being soft on actual criminals)

(Chicago Tribune) Owners of assault weapons living in north suburban Deerfield have until June 13 to remove the firearms from within village limits or face daily fines after a ban was approved Monday night.

The Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a ban on certain types of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, amending a 2013 ordinance that regulated the storage of those items.

The new ordinance prohibits the possession, sale and manufacturing of certain types of assault weapons and large capacity magazines within the village, according to the ordinance. One change from the law as it was originally discussed exempts retired police officers from the ban, according to Village Manager Kent Street.

Violations carry a fine of between $250 and $1,000 per day, according to Matthew Rose, the village attorney. He said the fine is levied each day until there is compliance.

Street said the new law is modeled after one approved by Highland Park in 2013. That ban survived a legal challenge by one of the city’s residents and the Illinois State Rifle Association. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that legislation constitutional and the U.S. Supreme Court let the decision stand when it declined to take up the appeal.

This may or may not survive a legal challenge that you know is coming. But, it is illuminating to see Democrats enact a ban which requires people to turn in their lawfully purchased and owned property, and I cannot find any article that states that the lawful owners will be compensated. And since the government mostly knows who has what thanks to the a previous law on storing the weapons, the police can spend time rounding them up rather than doing things like….stopping crime.

Citizens can also place them outside of the Village, but, will have to tell the Government where in order to be in compliance and not get fined for possession of legally purchased property. Both apply to possession of “high capacity magazines”, which they find to be any that can accept more than 10 rounds.

But, this might possibly maybe make them all feel safe, as we see from the actual ordinance

WHEREAS, the corporate authorities of the Village of Deerfield find that amending Village of Deerfield Ordinance No. 0-13-24 (July 1, 2013) to prohibit the possession, manufacture and sale of assault weapons in the Village of Deerfield may increase the public’s sense of safety at the public schools, public venues, places of worship and places of public accommodation located in the Village of Deerfield;

So, it’s all about squishy feelings, rather than anything concrete.

Ariella Kharasch, a Deerfield High School senior who favors the legislation, said she wants more action both on a local and national level.

“This is our fight,” Kharasch said. “This is our generation’s fight. We’re going to keep fighting and this is part of it. Change happens gradually step by step. The fight does not end at the borders of our village.”

In other words, they’re coming for your guns. The ordinance itself has the potential to impact all semi-automatic rifles (page 5 of the ordinance, at the (2)), since most can be made to take a magazine with more than 10 rounds.

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2 Responses to “Not Coming For Your Guns: Illinois Town Authorizes Confiscation Of “Assault Weapons” And Large Capacity Magazines”

  1. Drowningpuppies says:

    The racial makeup of the village was 95.88% White, 0.33% African American, 0.04% Native American, 2.52% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

    Just sayin’.

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