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Posted on 06/03/2018 8:18:16 AM PDT by PROCON
Full Title: Gun groups want a restraining order against Deerfield's assault weapons ban before it takes effect in 2 weeks
Gun-rights advocacy groups are asking a Lake County Circuit Court judge to bar the village of Deerfield from enforcing its ban on assault weapons that is set to kick in June 13.
The ordinance enacted April 2 by the Deerfield Village Board gives residents until June 13 to turn in any guns that fit the villages definition of assault weapons, remove them from the village or modify the guns so theyre no longer considered assault weapons. The ordinance empowers the towns police chief to confiscate the assault weapons of anyone charged under the ordinance.
Owners found in violation can be fined up to $1,000 a day, according to the ordinance.
Two lawsuits were filed in April challenging the ordinance on various grounds, including a claim that the ordinance deprives gun owners of property they are legally entitled to possess. The plaintiffs in both lawsuits are asking for a temporary restraining order to block Deerfield from enforcing the ban until the court can hear their arguments for a permanent injunction.
A hearing to consider the restraining order motions is set for June 8, just days before the ban is set to take effect.
The fast-approaching compliance date compels plaintiffs to seek more immediate and intermediate relief until this matter can be fully heard on the merits, said attorney David Sigale in a petition on behalf of Deerfield gun owner Daniel Easterday, the Illinois State Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation.
Sigales petition notes that Deerfield residents in possession of the those weapons face prosecution, confiscation and destruction of their property and hefty monetary fines.
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Is it time for SCOTUS to become involved in this important Constitutional issue?
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Good luck enforcing it.
If the ordinance survives, Deerfield will become a microcosm of what happens with a national ‘assault’ weapons ban.
The ordinance empowers the towns police chief to confiscate the assault weapons of anyone charged under the ordinance. Owners found in violation can be fined up to $1,000 a day, according to the ordinance.
It would be cheaper and infinitely more effective to string the ba$tard$ up.
[[or modify the guns so theyre no longer considered assault weapons.]]
And just what exactly would that entail? Nothing on the guns make them into a true fully automatic assault weapon
[[Owners found in violation can be fined up to $1,000 a day, according to the ordinance.]]
And here we have the real reason for the ban- money money money- as well as turning law abiding citizens into felons who can never own a gun of any kind again in their life if they are caught with an ‘assault’ weapon
It is a sad irony that the ones on this 'board' would not be the first victims of their devilish antiConstitution foolery. Where is MS13 when they could be useful?
“Is it time for SCOTUS to become involved in this important Constitutional issue?”
I believe we need to endure the local assaults on the 2nd and hope we get another SC pick. I do not want THIS SC to hear any of these. The last 2nd case that went the SC went 5-4 and Kennedy was VERY wobbly. We could easily lose the 2nd in this atmosphere.
“Good luck enforcing it.”
Seems to me that unless Illinois is different than most states, it should have a preemption law with respect to firearms that would obviate this town’s ability to promulgate and enforce this nutball “law.”
“If the ordinance survives, Deerfield will become a microcosm of what happens with a national assault weapons ban.”
NYC Philly Chicago Denver LA...All places the inmates are running the Asylums.....
Definition of an assault weapon is????
——NYC Philly Chicago Denver LA...All places the inmates are running the Asylums-—
My view is that the tyrants are busilly running the tyranny
I don't think the city council is smart enough to realize this, but if the 'confiscators' are met with deadly force by gun owners as they apply the law, either 2 things happen. 1) The city backs off and reevaluates their decision. 2) If the gun owners acquiesce and turn-in their weapons, immediately other jurisdictions throughout the country will see this surrender by Deerfield gun owners as an invitation to enact the same ordinance in their communities.
This lawsuit is HUGE, stay tuned.
Like they are going to go to the sheriff and turn in their guns! LMAO! I guess when one of them is caught they can pay the $1000 bucks a day! More LMAO!
Whatever they want it to be.
I wonder how many live in the wilds of deerfield.
Nazism is here alright.
I guess rocks then.
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