DEERFIELD, IL — A massive, wildly illegal ordinance in Deerfield, Illinois that prescribed the banning of “assault” weapons was smacked down by a circuit court judge less than 24 hours before it would have gone into effect, Vice News reports.
According to Townhall, Deerfield had defined “assault” weapons as any firearm that had a detachable magazine capable of holding 10 or more rounds.
That’s every semi-automatic pistol that I own.
It didn’t matter to the town’s council, which voted for the ordinance unanimously earlier this year. Those who failed to comply were to face steep penalties.
As Vice News reports:
A judge blocked a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the small town of Deerfield, Illinois, less than 24 hours before it was meant to go into effect.
The decision, handed down Tuesday evening in the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Lake County, Illinois, is a small victory for gun rights groups, who sued the Chicago suburb in April after it became the first municipality to ban assault weapons following the Feb. 14 Parkland high school shooting. The Deerfield ordinance was passed unanimously by all six board members on April 2.
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Source:: Concealed Nation