Lawsuit Challenges Gun Ban In Chicago Suburb Of Deerfield

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Lawsuit Challenges Gun Ban In Chicago Suburb Of Deerfield

BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)-The Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit against the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois seeking an injunction against enforcement of the ban on so-called “assault weapons” and “large capacity magazines” adopted by the Village Board of Trustees earlier last week.

Joining the Second Amendment Foundation in the legal challenge is the Illinois State Rifle Association and a private citizen, Daniel Easterday, who resides in the village and is a gun owner. The lawsuit was filed in the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Lake County. Plaintiffs are represented by Glen Ellyn attorney David Sigale.

The lawsuit challenges the village ban under a 2013 amended state statute that declared “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…”

“We moved swiftly to challenge this gun ban because it flies in the face of state law,” said Second Amendment Foundation founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “While the village is trying to disguise this as an amendment to an existing ordinance, it is, in fact, a new law that entirely bans possession of legally-owned semi-auto firearms, with no exception for guns previously owned, or any provision for self-defense.

“The new ordinance also provides for confiscation and destruction of such firearms and their original capacity magazines,” he added. “What is particularly outrageous about this new law is that it levies fines of up to $1,000 a day against anyone who refuses to turn in their gun and magazines or move them out of the village by the time the ordinance takes effect in June.”

“This certainly puts the lie to claims by anti-gunners that ‘nobody is coming to take your guns.’”


Second Amendment Foundation

The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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Qayos

Once again proves that the anti-gunners are usually the ones that least understand current laws and how they are enforced.

Joseph Wiemann
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Joseph Wiemann

How can they sue considering the 7th circuit already upheld these unconstitutional laws?

ExGob
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ExGob

As recent as 2016, The United States Supreme Court again reiterated it’s opinion that state and local laws may not be drafted or passed that infringe on individual rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of The United States. While the Court does not make laws, the opinions of the Court are invaluable tools to all three branches of our country’s federal government, and especially to those who draft, debate, and pass or reject proposals. So…how are the ‘powers’ of Deerfield planning to get away with and enforce this, obviously illegal, attack on the law abiding gun owners… Read more »

Rich
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Rich

Never again. JPFO .

Robert J. Lucas
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Robert J. Lucas

With Firearms We Are “Citizens”, Without Firearms We Are ‘Subjects”.

richard
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richard

It seems that the people of DEERFIELD have forgotten about the 1930’s and the 1940’s NEVER AGAIN.

richard
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richard

It seems the people of Deerfield have forgotten NEVER AGAIN.

M.
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M.

Boulder, Deerfield, and “judge” Stevens can put it where the moon does not shine. Ammo/gun control = ahole.

Bob Koceja
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Bob Koceja

It’s true, people fear what they don’t know or understand.