Illinois Town Bypasses Constitution, US Citizens Given 60 Days To Turn In Guns Or Become Criminals

Authored by Jack Burns via The Free Thought Project,

Residents of a town in Illinois were just handed down an unconstitutional decree from their local government, they now have 60 days to give up their guns or be fined up to $1000 per day...

As the state promises gun rights activists they’re not coming for their guns, behind the scenes they’re pleading for it to happen. And now the feared gun grab is occurring. Residents in Deerfield, Illinois have 60 days to surrender their “assault weapons” or face fines of $1000 per day per gun.

The gun ban ordinance was passed on April 2nd with residents left with few choices of how to dispose of their valuable “assault weapons.” Upon careful reading of the ordinance, residents will be left with revolvers, .22 caliber “plinking” rifles, and double barrel shotguns to defend their homes and families from criminals who could care less about the law.

Fines for not disposing of the weapons range from $250 to $1000 per day per gun for those who choose not to comply with the city’s ordinance. While a fine may seem reasonable to some, as TFTP has reported on multiple occasions, failure to pay fines always results in police action. It is not far-fetched to predict major turmoil and arrests in the event of non-compliance.

One example of the so-called “assault weapon” is the Ruger 10/22 which can accept magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Even though the 10/22 is not listed in the list of guns the village wants to see banned, the gun cannot legally be possessed in the village.

Residents have been instructed to either sell their guns, transfer the ownership to someone who lives outside the village, surrender their guns to Deerfield’s sheriff, or begin paying the fines.

Deerfield mentioned a number of cities where mass shootings took place, including Sutherland Springs, TX where 26 people were killed in the First Baptist Church. That shooting was actually stopped by a man who used the very gun Deerfield voted to ban. No mention was made of that fact in the ordinance.

Also included in the gun ban were semi-automatic pistols which can accept higher than 10 round magazines. That’s virtually all full size semi-automatic pistols.

Even though the village trustees ignored the pleas of residents to leave their guns alone, and passed the ordinance anyway, many residents were encouraged to ignore the gun ban and engage in civil disobedience.

Joel Siegel, a resident of Lincolnwood, warned the village’s residents that governments all across the world have moved to confiscate guns then turned around and ran roughshod over the people. He said, 

“There’s an ancient and honored American tradition called disobeying an unjust law…I have urged (people) to listen to their conscience and if so moved do not obey this law.”

Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal implied the students from the local high school helped sway her decision to bring about the ordinance.

“Enough is enough,” Rosenthal said adding, “Those students are so articulate just like our students. There is no place here for assault weapons.”

The statement mirrors the knee jerk reaction to ban guns following a nationwide public outcry of students who supposedly feared for their own lives following the recent mass shooting in Florida.

Opponents of the gun grab vow to fight the action in court while others praised the trustees decision to ban semiautomatic rifles, pistols and shotguns. Ariella Kharasch, a Deerfield High School senior said she wants more action to be taken on both a local and national level.

“This is our fight…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.,” Kharasch said.

Predictably, law enforcement and retired law enforcement members of the community are exempted from the ban. Currently, in the U.S., law enforcement kills around 1,200 citizens per year. Ironically, that number is actually four times higher than those who die from rifles.

As TFTP has reported, cops have killed 450 percent more people than have died in the past forty years of mass shootings.

Deerfield Assault Weapon Ordinance



macholatte StackShinyStuff Fri, 04/06/2018 - 08:36 Permalink


"A well regulated Militia,
being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms,
shall not be infringed."

That first line, the well regulated militia part, is where WE fucked up.
As it states, a well regulated militia (a well trained organization of armed citizens) is NECESSARY.
All of us should be armed and a member of a local militia.  But we’re not. So we have no effective way to enforce the part that says SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

And the Sheeple graze.


In reply to by StackShinyStuff Juggernaut x2 Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:19 Permalink

Last time I checked, Deerfield, Il., the town next door was about 80% Republican.  Maybe that's changed. 

I tried to search for their voting record but it appears to be top secret.  What's up with that.



REP: 21%

CATHOLIC: 38.67%

JEWISH: 1.1%   (the nerve of those jews, controlling with 1.1% of the do they sleep at night?)


Religion. 59.87% of the people in Deerfield, Illinois are religious, meaning they affiliate with a religion. 38.67% are Catholic; 0.32% are LDS; 5.06% are another Christian faith; 1.11% in Deerfield, Illinois are Jewish; 0.62% are an eastern faith; 3.89% affilitates with Islam.


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WarPony IH8OBAMA Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:18 Permalink

macholatte: "That first line, the well regulated militia part, is where WE fucked up.... All of us should be armed and a member of a local militia."

WRONG: (respectfully): ORC: 5923.01 - You ARE Militia if ages 17-67, able-bodied and not exempt (e.g., govt.. employee) - See: "unorganized militia."

All other States have or had similar statutes "Regulating and Disciplining the Militia" which were NOT invalidated by newer statutes concerning the Nation Guard - i.e., two different things.  But yes, they are buried!

So, whether you like it or not - and common sense will tell you/I mean, 'com on, you're surrendering? - YOU ARE the MILITIA son.

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kralizec WarPony Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:45 Permalink

If people in this town with any common sense and a clear understanding why the Founders created the Second Amendment they would be armed to the teeth marching in formation to city hall and making a citizens arrest of the people passing this crap and the LEO's enforcing this unconstitutional treasonous piece of crap!

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Citxmech wildbad Fri, 04/06/2018 - 14:52 Permalink

Check out:  United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939).  In it the U.S. prosecutor argued that the 2nd amend. ONLY COVERS COMMON MILITARY WEAPONS.  The SCOTUS agreed that "sawed-off" shotguns were not thusly protected and the NFA was therefore valid with regards to regulating SBSs.    

When is some intrepid lawyer going to argue this point with regards to M4s, etc.?

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DownWithYogaPants hannah Fri, 04/06/2018 - 19:46 Permalink

On a related constitutional topic: Homeland Security to compile database of journalists and ‘media influencers’

These assholes are really driving hard for the hoop on the internet and guns.  Is this just the time it is happening or is something going to happen?  Is this because their fear of what will happen when the PetroBuck is lost?

Is there another huge false flag coming?

We're going to need that distributed blockchain based internet that is just being born right now.  I theorize we will need it badly.

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SethPoor DownWithYogaPants Fri, 04/06/2018 - 20:00 Permalink

We need our guns to protect us from these animals in Atlanta; obviously good ole Georgia boys:

In total, more than 130 kilos have been seized.

The indictment charges the following defendants with drug trafficking conspiracy: 

• Solano-Garcia, who is also charged with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

• Victor Pacheco-Solano, also known as Pelon or Moro

• Gerardo Calderon-Pacheco, also known as Plebe

• Valentin Solano-Salas, also charged with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

• Juan Confesor Camilo, also known as Jean Carlos Camilo or Tigre

• Aldrin Barajas-Ramirez, also charged with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possessing a firearm while in the country illegally, and illegal re-entry after being deported

• Miguel Pacheco-Penaloza, also charged with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possessing a firearm while in the country illegally

• Octavio Pacheco-Torres, also known as Burro, and charged with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

• Sair Calderon-Pacheco

• Joaquin Reyes-Guillen, also known as Aviel Cabrera-Hernandez.

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COSMOS SethPoor Fri, 04/06/2018 - 20:26 Permalink

Surprised a Jewish person would push for disarmament given what Hitler did.  Does she consider herself to be in a safe place and that it cant happen again.  Well if she is disarming her Jewish community she is no better than the Jews that worked with the Nazis like Soros.

These people better march on their local govt and kick them out while they still can with their guns.  The Constitution said right to bear arms for exactly these purposes.  The people are entitled to resist with their arms against the tyranny of the govt which in this case is trying to disarm them, in violation of the Constitution.

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Dindu Nuffins DanDaley Fri, 04/06/2018 - 22:58 Permalink

> Pretending that there wasn't a really good reason to keep Jews in ghettos.

Read Kalergi's "Practical Idealism" already.

Also, Soros was not a Nazi but remains a Marxist. Big difference. As a 14 year-old boy, he was hidden with a family whose father reclaimed houses emptied by fleeing Jews, but that father was not a Nazi party member but a person saving a Jewish boy on the sly, nor was 14 year-old Soros. They were simply performing duties necessary to stay hidden. Get the facts straight.


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nmewn Hopeless for Change Sat, 04/07/2018 - 08:05 Permalink

It's time to revise the old axiom of...

"When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns."

"When guns are outlawed, I will be an outlaw." the fascist lawgivers can more properly understand what is about to happen to them. 

There will be no investigation. No charges submitted. No evidence will be offered. No defense entertained. No trial will be held. When captured, they will simply be taken out back and shot.

Because now we are all outlaws ;-)

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Al Gophilia COSMOS Fri, 04/06/2018 - 21:38 Permalink

The good townsfolk and likeminded people, have 60 days Grace to organize themselves into a well regulated militia, round up the communists and traitors imposing themselves in the lives and liberties of Americans and deport them to wherever the heck it is they want to emulate the constitution of, or to the next stop on their journey; hell. Either way, they get to be where it is they are planning to create. Let them succeed and it will be your living hell. 

What to do? What to do?

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HardAssets Al Gophilia Sat, 04/07/2018 - 11:06 Permalink

Of course, they try to pull this in Illinois. I have no idea what the social & political climate is in Deerfield now. But one cannot assume that this act is just based on the misguided good intentions of 'liberals'. There are plenty of communists (they use the term 'progressive') in America today. (Lots of hidden pedophiles & other predators too).

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Stormtrooper WarPony Fri, 04/06/2018 - 20:05 Permalink

Yes, Ohio Constitution Article 9:

"All citizens, residents of this state, being seventeen years of age, and under the age of sixty-seven years, shall be subject to enrollment in the militia and the performance of military duty, in such manner, not incompatible with the Constitution and laws of the United States, as may be prescribed by law."

Some of us take our (Ohio) Constitutional responsibility more serious than most by training regularly.

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