The Chicago suburb that had pushed through a totalitarian’s dream of a total ban on “assault weapons” with fines and confiscations to be imposed has had their scheme at least temporarily blocked by a judge mere hours before it was to go into effect.
The Deerfield, IL ban which was touted by liberal Mayor Harriet Rosenthal as a template which she hoped would “spur state and national leaders” to implement such tyrannical measures in their own domains of control was met with immediate resistance in the form of lawsuits from pro-Second Amendment groups.
The ban was also proof that despite their lies to the contrary, that the left really is determined to first outlaw and then to forcibly confiscate firearms from law-abiding Americans to strip them from their ability of fighting back against the coming neo-Stalinist imposition of their grand social plan.
Back in April, CBS News described the ban as follows:
The Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois voted on Monday to ban the possession, sale, and manufacture of assault weapons and large capacity magazines to “increase the public’s sense of safety.” What’s more, CBS Chicago reports, anyone refusing to give up their banned firearm will be fined $1,000 a day until the weapon is handed over or removed from the town’s limits.
The ordinance states, “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.”
So, beginning June 13, banned assault weapons in Deerfield will include semiautomatic rifles with a fixed magazine and a capacity to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, shotguns with revolving cylinders, and conversion kits from which assault weapons can be assembled. And those are just a few of the firearm varieties banned. The list is long and includes all the following models or duplicates thereof: AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM, MAK90, Misr, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93, VEPR, AR-10, AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite M15, Olympic Arms PCR, AR70, Calico Liberty, Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle, Dragunov SVU, Fabrique NationalFN/FAL, FN/LAR, FNC, Hi-Point Carbine, HK-91, Kel-Tec Sub Rifle, SAR-8, Sturm, Ruger Mini-14, and more.
On Tuesday, the barbarians were stopped just short of the gates.
Breaking: Circuit Court Judge Blocks Deerfield, Illinois "Assault Weapons" Ban Ordinance pic.twitter.com/8VJOr7y1xj
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) June 12, 2018
According to Deerfield Patch “Judge Blocks Deerfield Assault Weapons Ban Before It Takes Effect”:
A judge halted the enforcement of Deerfield’s ban on assault-style weapons Tuesday, a day before it was due to take effect. The order blocking the village from issuing fines or seizing guns came in response to a pair of lawsuits filed in Lake County Circuit Court by Deerfield residents backed by gun owner advocacy organizations. The village had previously said those with prohibited weapons would need to remove them from municipal limits before June 13.
Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal directed village staff to draw up an assault weapons ban in the wake of a Feb. 14 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. She said the the state provided local municipalities the opportunity to amend local firearm regulations.
“Over four years ago, the state gave home rule communities a window of time to pass some type of assault weapon law with the understanding it could be revisited at a later date,” Rosenthal said, announcing the ban.
The temporary blocking of Rosenthal’s decree was hailed by pro-constitution groups and individuals including the NRA.
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 #DefendtheSecond pic.twitter.com/pBIDq8wals
— NRA (@NRA) June 13, 2018
The news comes only days before the heavily hyped barnstorming bus tour lead by David Hogg and the Parkland Five that will kick off in Chicago on June 15. How much do you want to wager that Hogg and his media entourage will be paying a visit to Deerfield when they’re in the area.
This is a developing story…