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Judge blocks ‘assault weapon’ ban in Chicago suburb after town tried to confiscate guns

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An ordinance calling for the ban and confiscation of certain semi-automatic firearms in a Chicago suburb has been blocked by a circuit court judge just 24 hours before going into effect.

The village of Deerfield, Ill. passed an amendment to its gun ordinance in April banning “the possession, sale, and manufacture of assault weapons and large capacity magazines” while giving residents until June 13 to turn in any banned firearms in their possession.

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Anyone not complying by the deadline would face a fine up to $1,000 a day.

“The possession, manufacture and sale of assault weapons in the Village of Deerfield is not reasonably necessary to protect an individual’s right of self-defense or the preservation of efficiency of a well-regulated militia,” the ordinance read, seeming to mock the U.S. Constitution.

Now an Illinois circuit judge granted an injunction blocking the ban, according to the Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski.

The Second Amendment Foundation had brought the case asserting that the ordinance violated Illinois state law.

The ordinance was slammed as another example of the liberal lie that nobody is coming to take your guns, which was declared by former President Obama in 2016 when he said, “At no point have I ever, ever proposed confiscating guns from responsible gun owners.”

“I am grateful to the judge for his decision to grant the temporary restraining order,” Deerfield resident Daniel Easterday, who filed the first lawsuit against the ban, said as he  thanked supporters of the Illinois State Rifle Association and Second Amendment Foundation.

“The ISRA and SAF have taken a huge burden off the shoulders of lawful gun owning residents of Deerfield,” he said, according to Patch.

“We are reviewing with our legal team the full written opinion that the judge entered. We will, of course, honor the order issued by the court and temporarily not enforce the ordinance,” the city of Deerfield responded in a statement. “But we are certainly going to review all of the options available to the village, including the right to appeal the decision to the Illinois appellate court.”

The decision by Judge Luis Berrones was applauded by defenders of the Second Amendment on social media.

Frieda Powers


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