Judge Shoots Down Deerfield’s Gun Banning Law

Somebody actually read Illinois law and their Constitution

(Townhall) Zero hour was approaching for the law-abiding gun owners of Deerfield, Illinois. The village had banned the ownership of so-called assault weapons, which in reality meant AR-15 rifles and any other firearm that carried a detachable magazine capable of holding ten or more rounds. That’s how Deerfield defined a so-called assault weapon.

On June 13, the anti-gun ordinance passed by the Chicago suburb would have gone into effect. It was essentially a gun ban, and there were no exceptions. It’s either you turn them over, move, or risk facing a $250-$1,000/ day noncompliance fee. Yeah, the AR-15 and other rifles the anti-gun Left finds scary were banned, but it also included scores of handguns. Magazines holding 15 rounds are not uncommon. Luckily, a circuit court judge blocked this law 24 hours from going into effect. And yes, legal challenges were filed against this grossly unconstitutional law (via Vice News):

A judge blocked a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines in the small town of Deerfield, Illinois, less than 24 hours before it was meant to go into effect.

The decision, handed down Tuesday evening in the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Lake County, Illinois, is a small victory for gun rights groups, who sued the Chicago suburb in April after it became the first municipality to ban assault weapons following the Parkland high school shooting. The Deerfield ordinance was passed unanimously by all six board members on April 2.

Gun groups, including the National Rifle Association of Illinois, requested a temporary restraining order against the ban while the lawsuit proceeded.

Now, this is, obviously, only in effect to the end of the litigation, but it’s a big step forward to make sure that the town is not banning/confiscating/fining law abiding citizens for possession of legally purchased property.

One of the main reasons that the judge implemented the block on the law was because Illinois law states that “the regulation of the possession or ownership of assault weapons are exclusive powers and functions of this state.” So, once the lawsuit is actually litigated, Deerfield will lose.

But, the gun grabbers, who say they aren’t trying to take away your guns, will continue attempting to take away your guns.

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One Response to “Judge Shoots Down Deerfield’s Gun Banning Law”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Heh…

    “These guys can talk about banning assault rifles and banning guns, but when it comes and happens to them, they’re going to wish they had one,” said Reardon, who was wearing an AR-15 T-shirt when he spoke with News4Jax on Monday. “I’m glad I had (my gun) on me.”

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