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Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Jun 05 06:05:17

An Illinois town just banned assault weapons. The penalty if you keep one? Up to $1,000 a day

By AJ Willingham, CNN

Updated 7:21 PM ET, Thu April 5, 2018


Chicago-area community bans assault weapons 02:12

(CNN)The village of Deerfield in northern Illinois has passed a ban on assault weapons, but it affects much more than sales and manufacturing.
If the 18,000 residents of the Chicago suburb don't forfeit or secure weapons that fall under the ban by June 13th, they will be charged from $200 to $1,000 a day as a penalty.
The Village wants a 'sense of safety'
According to the ordinance, which the the Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved Monday night, it is unlawful for a person "to carry, keep, bear, transport or possess an assault weapon in the Village," except if the weapon is "broken down in a non-functioning state," is "not immediately accessible to any person," or is "unloaded and enclosed in a case, firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other container by a person who has been issued a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card."

Law enforcement officers, current and retired, are exempted.
The ordinance makes specific reference to recent mass shootings in Parkland, Florida; Las Vegas; and Sutherland Springs, Texas. "Assault weapons have been increasingly used in an alarming number of notorious mass shooting incidents at public places, public venues, places of worship and places of public accommodation," the ordinance reads.

"I bought an AR-15 in 7 minutes"_00005130

The authors of the legislation claim the law "may increase the public's sense of safety...not withstanding potential objections regarding the availability of alternative weaponry or the enforceability of such a ban."
CNN has reached out to Deerfield's Management Analyst for comment.
Gun advocates call it 'draconian'
Objections, as you might imagine, have come in spades. On Thursday morning the Illinois State Rifle Association announced that they and the Second Amendment Foundation had jointly filed a lawsuit against the Village of Deerfield.
"They are blatantly violating state law and they are violating the Second Amendment," says Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association. He told CNN the ISRA has been receiving waves of calls from people upset over the ban and is confident the ISRA's legal challenge will prevail.
"The penalties are just draconian," he says. "A guy -- or a lady -- who owns a large-capacity magazine or anything like that could owe thousands of dollars, and if they cross the thin, almost invisible line between municipalities, they could be considered a criminal."
The NRA is supporting a similar lawsuit filed by the gun advocacy group Guns Save Life.
"Every law-abiding villager of Deerfield has the right to protect themselves, their homes, and their loved ones with the firearm that best suits their needs," Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA's lobbying arm, said in a statement.
CNN has reached out to the NRA for further comment.

GOP lawmaker: Some colleagues open to AR-15 ban


http://www...ult-weapon-ban-trnd/index.html



Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Jun 05 06:08:24

"It Is Closer Than You Think"


Wrath of Orion
Member
Tue Jun 05 08:09:27
All can hope is that your outrage at this finally does you in. Maybe it really is closer than you think.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Jun 05 09:07:05

This makes me stronger, not weaker.

Wrath of Orion
Member
Tue Jun 05 09:12:36
Better get some more Depends, you're gonna need them.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Jun 05 09:40:33

Not needed yet but if I ever need them you will be the first to know.

Even though I think you are a pervert for fixating on the DEPENDS of a 79-year-old man.



McKobb
Member
Tue Jun 05 10:40:20
Freedom hating motherfuckers always use "safe" to take away your rights.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jun 05 10:48:32
if those villagers hate the 'ban' they can vote in people to get rid of it

democracy
hood
Member
Tue Jun 05 10:51:14
A single town. Shiver in fear.
McKobb
Member
Tue Jun 05 10:59:17
Or just challenge the constitional legality of it.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Jun 05 11:06:17
there was a federal assault weapons ban... it survived it's entire 10-year term

people survived... & no one was denied their right to bear arms
McKobb
Member
Tue Jun 05 11:18:01
Fair enough. But that ban was on weapons made after the date where as these villagers can get fined thousands of dollars for weapons they already own. Sounds more like robbery to me.
Wrath of Orion
Member
Tue Jun 05 11:26:28
You should definitely go there and work hard to get that law challenged and overturned. Best of luck. I know you're interested in putting in the effort to make things right.
murder
Member
Tue Jun 05 12:17:09

I don't see a ban. All I see are exceptions and loopholes.

McKobb
Member
Tue Jun 05 12:28:26
"As defined by the village, the term also includes semiautomatic pistols, semiautomatic shotguns"

This will be thrown out quick. All pistols are semiautomatgic and most modern shotguns are.
Dukhat
Member
Tue Jun 05 13:05:37
What's sad is how incels love their guns so much. I own two as well, but really only to put one between the eyes of an incel in case one acts out of line.

Republicans will rape you financially and you don't care as long as you have your guns. Good one morons.

Economic mobility >>>>> obsession with guns.
Cthulhu
Tentacle Rapist
Tue Jun 05 16:42:49
Ok, so a single town is implementing an unconstitutional law that will be struck down shortly after the NRA steps in. Big deal.
Cthulhu
Tentacle Rapist
Tue Jun 05 16:43:58

MemberTue Jun 05 13:05:37
What's sad is how incels love their guns so much. I own two as well, but really only to put one between the eyes of an incel in case one acts out of line. '


Sounds like projection to me. Why not just admit yoy are an incel?
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