Deerfield, Illinois Bans Assault Weapons And High-Capacity Magazines – It Is Done.

by Ruby Henley

The Second Amendment is being challenged as we speak.  You may not read that from most publications, but this is the way I see it.  Deerfield, Illinois has banned assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. You are probably asking, “will it hold up in court?”

Your answer is, “yes.”  The Deerfield ordinance is based on one adopted in Highland Park, Illinois.  It was challenged in the court system, and it held up. The courts found it to be a reasonable restriction to the Second Amendment – in compliance with set Constitutional standards.

The video below covers the entire story, and you can read the contents below.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeY5s6Rli2A

FROM VIDEO:

Published on Apr 4, 2018

And it’s here folks. What the Socialist and Communist Fascist left has been working towards is finally happening.

On Monday night the Fascists leaders in the village of Deerfield Illinois voted unanimously to ban semi-automatic rifles. Along with some pistols and even shotguns “with certain features,” as well as with magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition and now gun owners in that city have just over two months to remove those kinds of firearms from their homes or become felons as of June of this year.

One change from the law as it was originally discussed exempts retired police officers from the ban. But violations carry a steep fine of between $250 and $1,000 per day, according to Matthew Rose, the village attorney. He said the fine is levied each day until there is compliance.

Sadly there isn’t much pushback in this village so there probably won’t be much of any kind of any lawsuits against the ordinance unless the NRA wants to get involved, which is doubtful considering they already have enough on their plate thanks to the left coercing the Parkland shooting students into being mouthpieces for them.

Folk, this is what happens when a government is out of control. The vote in Deerfield was unanimous. Even though the area is practically crime free this will now be an advertisement to most criminals that they can go into that city to commit crimes and there won’t be much of a pushback. But it will be very interesting to see exactly how this ordinance affects crime in the area.

This is the left’s plan. They disarm law-abiding citizens then they take our first amendment rights away. And since we can’t defend ourselves there isn’t much we will be able to do but sit back and watch. Like people in the UK are doing now as they are being put in jail for attacking Islam on social media.

Here is more information on this ban via The Chicago Tribune:

‘Owners of assault weapons living in north suburban Deerfield have until June 13 to remove the firearms from within village limits or face daily fines after a ban was approved Monday night.

The Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a ban on certain types of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, amending a 2013 ordinance that regulated the storage of those items.

The new ordinance prohibits the possession, sale and manufacturing of certain types of assault weapons and large capacity magazines within the village, according to the ordinance. One change from the law as it was originally discussed exempts retired police officers from the ban, according to Village Manager Kent Street.

Violations carry a fine of between $250 and $1,000 per day, according to Matthew Rose, the village attorney. He said the fine is levied each day until there is compliance.

Street said the new law is modeled after one approved by Highland Park in 2013. That ban survived a legal challenge by one of the city’s residents and the Illinois State Rifle Association. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that legislation constitutional and the U.S. Supreme Court let the decision stand when it declined to take up the appeal.

Unlike Highland Park, Deerfield opted not to enact a total ban on assault weapons during a 10-day window that Illinois lawmakers’ gave home-rule municipalities in 2013 before the state’s new Firearm Concealed Carry Act eliminated their ability to do so.

However, Deerfield trustees did enact an ordinance defining assault weapons and requiring the safe storage and safe transportation of those weapons within the village. That measure, which was enacted during the permitted time frame, preserved Deerfield’s right to amend the ordinance in the future, Street previously said.

“This is not only held constitutional by the Seventh Circuit but similar laws have been ruled constitutional in California, the District of Columbia and Maryland,” Rose said last month.

END OF VIDEO

Here is a link to the document:  assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4429919/Deerfield-Assault-Weapon-Ordinance.pdf  QUOTE

“VILLAGE OF DEERFIELD LAKE AND COOK COUNTIES, ILLINOIS ______________________________________________________________________________

ORDINANCE NO. _____________

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 15 (MORALS AND CONDUCT),  ARTICLE 11 (ASSAULT WEAPONS), SECTION 15-87 (SAFE STORAGE OF ASSAULT WEAPONS) AND SECTION 15-88 (TRANSPORTATION OF ASSAULT WEAPONS) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE VILLAGE OF DEERFIELD  TO REGULATE THE POSSESSION, MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF ASSAULT WEAPONS IN THE VILLAGE OF DEERFIELD

______________________________________________________________________________

WHEREAS, Chapter 15 (Morals and Conduct), Article 11 (Assault Weapons), Section

15-87 (Safe Storage of Assault Weapons; Exceptions) and Section 15-88 (Transportation of

Assault Weapons; Exceptions) of the Municipal Code of the Village of Deerfield, as enacted by

Village of Deerfield Ordinance No. 0-13-24 (July 1, 2013), regulate the possession, storage and

transportation of assault weapons in the Village of Deerfield; and

WHEREAS, the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, 430 ILCS 65/13.1(c), as amended by

Public Act 98-63, § 150 (eff. July 9, 2013), provides that the Village of Deerfield, as a home rule

unit of local government under the provisions of Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution

of 1970, may amend Village of Deerfield Ordinance No. 0-13-24, which was enacted on, before

or within ten (10) days after the effective date of Public Act 98-63, § 150, pursuant to the Village’s

home rule exercise of any power and performance of any function pertaining to its government

and affairs including, but not limited to, the power to regulate for the protection of the public

health, safety, morals and welfare; and

WHEREAS, the corporate authorities of the Village of Deerfield find that, since the

enactment of Village of Deerfield Ordinance No. 0-13-24 (July 1, 2013), assault weapons have

been increasingly used in an alarming number of notorious mass shooting incidents at public

schools, public venues, places of worship and places of public accommodation including “

but not

limited to, the recent mass shooting incidents in Parkland, Florida (Margery Stoneman Douglas

High School; 17 people killed), Sutherland Springs, Texas (First Baptist Church; 26 people killed),

Las Vegas, Nevada (Music Festival; 58 people killed), and Orlando, Florida (Pulse Nightclub; 49

people killed); and

WHEREAS, the corporate authorities of the Village of Deerfield find that assault weapons

are dangerous and unusual weapons which are commonly associated with military or antipersonnel

use, capable of a rapid rate of fire, have the capacity to fire a large number of rounds due to large

capacity fixed magazines or the ability to use detachable magazines, present unique dangers to law

enforcement, and are easily customizable to become even more dangerous weapons of mass

casualties and destruction; and

WHEREAS, the corporate authorities of the Village of Deerfield find that amending

Village of Deerfield Ordinance No. 0-13-24 (July 1, 2013) to prohibit the possession, manufacture

and sale of assault weapons in the Village of Deerfield may increase the public’s sense of safety

at the public schools, public venues, places of worship and places of public accommodation located

in the Village of Deerfield; and

WHEREAS, the corporate authorities of the Village of Deerfield find that amending

Village of Deerfield Ordinance No. 0-13-24 (July 1, 2013) to prohibit the possession, manufacture

and sale of assault weapons in the Village of Deerfield may increase the public’s sense of safety

by deterring and preventing a mass shooting incident in the Village of Deerfield, notwithstanding

potential objections regarding the availability of alternative weaponry or the enforceability of such

a ban; and

WHEREAS, the corporate authorities of the Village of Deerfield find that amending

Village of Deerfield Ordinance No. 0-13-24 (July 1, 2013) to prohibit the possession, manufacture

and sale of assault weapons in the Village of Deerfield may increase the public’s sense of safety

by effecting a cultural change which communicates the normative value that assault weapons

should have no role or purpose in civil society in the Village of Deerfield; and

WHEREAS, the corporate authorities of the Village of Deerfield find that, since the

enactment of Village of Deerfield Ordinance No. 0-13-24 (July 1, 2013), 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 or efficiency of a well-regulated

militia; and

WHEREAS, the corporate authorities of the Village of Deerfield find that, since the

enactment of Village of Deerfield Ordinance No. 0-13-24 (July 1, 2013), courts throughout our

State and Nation have uniformly upheld the constitutionality of local ordinances and legislation

prohibiting the possession, manufacture and sale of assault weapons including, but not limited to,

an ordinance enacted by the City of Highland Park, Illinois; and

WHEREAS, the corporate authorities of the Village of Deerfield find that, since the

enactment of Village of Deerfield Ordinance No. 0-13-24 (July 1, 2013), State and Federal

authorities have failed to regulate the possession, manufacture and sale of assault weapons in the

best interests for the protection of the public health, safety, morals and welfare of the Village of

Deerfield; and

WHEREAS, the corporate authorities of the Village of Deerfield request that State and

Federal authorities enact Statewide or Nationwide regulations to prohibit the possession,

manufacture or sale of assault weapons; and

WHEREAS, the corporate authorities of the Village of Deerfield find that amending

Village of Deerfield Ordinance No. 0-13-24 (July 1, 2013) to prohibit the possession, manufacture –

and sale of assault weapons in the Village of Deerfield is in the Village’s best interests for the

protection.”  END OF QUOTE

In conclusion, it looks like it is a done deal to me.  I hope this will make these communities safer. However, in my opinion, it is a strong beacon calling all criminals to fill the streets and ravage the homes, as the Second Amendment is being torn down as we speak.

How far will this go?  Are we being naïve to think this is not a slow and creeping erosion of our freedoms?  It may start out as a seemingly rightful concern for citizen safety and welfare, but is it?  Honestly, I don’t know at this point. I am waiting to observe where it goes from here. My eyes are closed, and my mouth is shut – what is the point?

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