Judge Blocks "Assault Weapons" Ban From Going Into Effect In Illinois Town

Authored by Kerry Picket via The Daily Caller,

A circuit court judge in Lake County, Illinois granted an injunction Tuesday that blocked the Chicago suburb of Deerfield from enforcing a ban on so-called “assault weapons.”

The injunction was granted 24 hours before that ban was to go into effect.

According to a press statement, the Second Amendment Foundation, the Illinois State Rifle Association and Deerfield resident Daniel Easterday filed a lawsuit against the local prohibition on the basis that it violates the state’s preemption law that was adopted in 2013.

The law amended the state statute to say, “the regulation of the possession or ownership of assault weapons are exclusive powers and functions of this State. Any ordinance or regulation, or portion of that ordinance or regulation, that purports to regulate the possession or ownership of assault weapons in a manner that is inconsistent with this Act, shall be invalid…”

Following the passage of the law, Illinois municipalities had a period of time in which to alter or adopt their gun laws, and Deerfield argued its ban was simply an amendment to prior ordinance that regulated firearms and became the first municipality to ban assault weapons following the Parkland high school shooting.

If the ban went into effect, any person found to have what the town considered to be an “assault weapon” after Wednesday, July 13, would have faced a penalty of up to $1,000 per day.

“We moved swiftly to challenge this gun ban because it flew in the face of state law,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “The village tried to disguise its extremism as an amendment to an existing ordinance. The ordinance bans possession of legally-owned semi-auto firearms, with no exception for guns previously owned, or any provision for self-defense.”

“Worse, still,” he added, “the ordinance also provided for confiscation and destruction of such firearms and their original capacity magazines. It was outrageous that the ban would levy fines of up to $1,000 a day against anyone who refused to turn in their gun and magazines or move them out of the village. This certainly puts the lie to claims by anti-gunners that ‘nobody is coming to take your guns.'”


Omni Consumer … HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Thu, 06/14/2018 - 00:13 Permalink

The term is actually "pre-emption."

It basically allows a state to deem local laws illegal if the state feels that its own law should be applied uniformly across the state.


I lived in IL when it finally allowed concealed carry, and even that took the state government asserting preemption over local jurisdictions that tried to prohibit it, even after the Supreme Court ruling in Heller vs. DC.



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SocratesSolutions HRClinton Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:47 Permalink

ZOG fat HOG nothing but FOG. Dis-spell the fog headed pigs of money from usury, deception, and murder. Stealing your money stealing your time. Take it back. Take your country back. For you have none now and if they get your guns they'll get your bodies. First thing is to see the simple bottom line. Here is the definitive and final essay on it. The NRA wants to print it. Everybody is afraid. That won't cut it. If you want a future for your kids and all kids, it is time to take the devil down. You bet your life. Dis-spell the fear as you dis-spell the fog. 




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Jack's Raging … deepelemblues Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:22 Permalink

More importantly, is that they won't be safe on or off the clock. There won't be 10,000 miles of land and sea to let them sleep easily at night. 

“Remember this. The people you're trying to step on, we're everyone you depend on. We're the people who do your laundry and cook your food and serve your dinner. We make your bed. We guard you while you're asleep. We drive the ambulances. We direct your call. We are cooks and taxi drivers and we know everything about you. We process your insurance claims and credit card charges. We control every part of your life."

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Wicked Old People Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:39 Permalink

Good. Deerfield was trying to say that any little 'community' could make regs up with a gavel *snap* out of the blue.

Then every libtard suburban douche could dictate to all on any subject. 

The court has ruled correctly. They can try to take it higher but they will lose; the PTA is not in charge of every damn thing.

B1G mNy Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:41 Permalink

I knew that this would be stopped somewhere along the way, but the fact that these people would even attempt to do something like this is mind boggling.

luckylogger Thu, 06/14/2018 - 00:53 Permalink

What a bunch of idiots.....

We have the right to bear arms, if: not a felon or an illegal alien or whatever else that causes your rights taken away...

Do you think that the dems that want illegals to vote also want them to owne ar's

HAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHHA betcha not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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tangent Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:28 Permalink

New Hamsphire is nice this time of year. Thats the only thing the people of Deerfield need to know. Lets see, even your right to carry without a conceal carry permit is acknowledged. The first time someone acknowledged these permission slips is where things went wrong.

moonmac Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:42 Permalink

When they blamed the Tommy Gun for all the bloody carnage on our streets instead of Big Gubbermint Prohibitions was the day the Devil won.

Catullus Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:55 Permalink

Not that it violates the US Constitution. But that it violates a state law that says the state blah blah blah blah blah.

Can't ban their guns, you didn't fill out the form correctly.