Judge Blocks Chicago Suburb’s Gun Ban

BY Herschel Smith
1 week ago

For now.

Zero hour was approaching for the law-abiding gun owners of Deerfield, Illinois. The village had banned the ownership of so-called assault weapons, which in reality meant AR-15 rifles and any other firearm that carried a detachable magazine capable of holding ten or more rounds. That’s how Deerfield defined a so-called assault weapon.

On June 13, the anti-gun ordinance passed by the Chicago suburb would have gone into effect. It was essentially a gun ban, and there were no exceptions. It’s either you turn them over, move, or risk facing a $250-$1,000/ day noncompliance fee. Yeah, the AR-15 and other rifles the anti-gun Left finds scary were banned, but it also included scores of handguns. Magazines holding 15 rounds are not uncommon. Luckily, a circuit court judge blocked this law 24 hours from going into effect. And yes, legal challenges were filed against this grossly unconstitutional law (via Vice News):

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 Parkland high school shooting. The Deerfield ordinance was passed unanimously by all six board members on April 2.

Gun groups, including the National Rifle Association of Illinois, requested a temporary restraining order against the ban while the lawsuit proceeded.

Again, for now.  There is more to come I’m certain.  This all goes back to whether county or city nullification can occur with impunity.  It has happened in case and not in others.

And notwithstanding what a locale does, whole states have issued the same ban and been found constitutional by black-robed tyrants in federal court.

This is just another skirmish.  A few shots were fired between recon troops.  Don’t ever register your weapons.  Don’t ever give them up to the tyrants.  If you do you’ll be no different than this peasant.

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  1. On June 12, 2018 at 10:58 pm, BRVTVS said:

    “And notwithstanding what a locale does, whole states have issued the same ban and been found constitutional by black-robed tyrants in federal court.”

    It seems that our rights in New York just took another hit from the black robed tyrants.

    From https://kniferights.org/legislative-update/ny-assisted-openers-switchblades/
    “As if New York wasn’t already a confusing legal and regulatory nightmare for honest, law-abiding knife owners, the highest court in the state just upheld, in a one paragraph opinion, the conviction of a person in possession of an assisted opening (spring-assisted) folding knife under the theory that it was an illegal switchblade knife under New York law.”

  2. On June 13, 2018 at 6:13 am, Fred said:

    “…National Rifle Association of Illinois, requested a temporary restraining order…”

    Is the National Redflag Association of Illinois demanding a total repeal of all gun laws? Has it ever? Will it ever?

  3. On June 13, 2018 at 6:55 am, ragman said:

    Fred: good questions. If all gun laws were repealed there would be no reason for the NRA to exist, with the possible exception of training. I don’t believe they really want that.

  4. On June 13, 2018 at 10:07 am, moe mensale said:

    The lawsuit was filed by the Second Amendment Foundation and the Illinois State Rifle Association. The NRA may have filed an amicus curiae brief but this wasn’t their case.

  5. On June 13, 2018 at 10:07 am, moe mensale said:

    Now they need top get a permanent injunction.

  6. On June 13, 2018 at 12:39 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    @ ragman

    Re: “If all gun laws were repealed there would be no reason for the NRA to exist, with the possible exception of training. I don’t believe they really want that.”

    That’s probably what the top dogs at the NRA believe but it isn’t necessarily true. The anti-gun crowd, like rust, never sleeps. When they lose, they regroup and attack again. Even if 2A rights were restored to their condition of 1920, just to name a year prior to NFA 1934, there would still be plenty to do in defense of those rights, to keep them from being threatened again.

    And if the NRA actually went on the offensive, so to speak, in defense of our inalienable rights, they might actually gain members rather than lose them.

    Oh well, a person can dream, right?

  7. On June 13, 2018 at 1:45 pm, Gryphon said:

    Perhaps (((they))) Blinked… that as a relatively small Municipality, chances of the local po-Lice having the ability or inclination to ‘enforce’ this was not good; Chances of the local ‘officials’ being confronted would be Far Easier there then at the State Level.

    Do You Know here the commies in your A.O. Live?

  8. On June 13, 2018 at 2:34 pm, Fred said:

    @RagMan @GeorgiaBoy, There is a fallacy in business; if you do such a good job that your job is not longer required that then, you lose your job. This false and slavish mindset applies across almost all forms of activity.

    If you do such a great that the job no longer exists you will never want for work again, ever. In fact, any company that wouldn’t hire you is no place you would want to work anyway.

    Sooner or later doing just enough to keep their job, especially creating the mere illusion of ‘doing something’ will catch up to the National Redflag Association.

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