Jun 13, 2018 10:20 AM - 2 months, 22 hours, 58 minutes, 55 seconds ago
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.
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.
Breaking: Circuit Court Judge Blocks Deerfield, Illinois “Assault Weapons” Ban Ordinance pic.twitter.com/8VJOr7y1xj
The Second Amendment Foundation had brought the case asserting that the ordinance violated Illinois state law.
Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation which brought the case, said the gun ban ordinance violated state law. pic.twitter.com/wZ4YPad7QZ
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.”
— Chicago Meme Master Liberal Slayer 2 (@GB3Chicago) June 13, 2018
“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.
BREAKING: #NRA VICTORY! Lake County circuit court judge has issued a temporary restraining order BLOCKING enforcement of the Deerfield, IL, ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN. For more information, visit https://t.co/K2SS6KLV7P#2A#DefendtheSecondpic.twitter.com/pBIDq8wals...
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