A circuit court decide in Lake County, Illinois granted an injunction Tuesday that blocked the Chicago suburb of Deerfield from enforcing a ban on so-known as “assault weapons.”
The injunction was granted 24 hrs before that ban was to go into effect.
According to a push assertion, the Second Amendment Basis, the Illinois State Rifle Association and Deerfield resident Daniel Easterday filed a lawsuit versus the local prohibition on the foundation that it violates the state’s preemption regulation that was adopted in 2013.
The legislation amended the state statute to say, “the regulation of the possession or ownership of assault weapons are distinctive powers and features of this Condition. Any ordinance or regulation, or part of that ordinance or regulation, that purports to regulate the possession or possession of assault weapons in a fashion that is inconsistent with this Act, shall be invalid…”
Adhering to the passage of the regulation, Illinois municipalities had a period of time of time in which to change or undertake their gun rules, and Deerfield argued its ban was simply just an modification to prior ordinance that regulated firearms and turned the first municipality to ban assault weapons pursuing the Parkland large college taking pictures.
If the ban went into influence, any individual uncovered to have what the town considered to be an “assault weapon” following Wednesday, July 13, would have confronted a penalty of up to $1,000 for each working day.
“We moved swiftly to obstacle this gun ban simply because it flew in the encounter of condition law,” claimed SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “The village attempted to disguise its extremism as an amendment to an present ordinance. The ordinance bans possession of legally-owned semi-vehicle firearms, with no exception for guns beforehand owned, or any provision for self-protection.”
“Worse, nonetheless,” he extra, “the ordinance also provided for confiscation and destruction of these types of firearms and their original capability publications. It was outrageous that the ban would levy fines of up to $1,000 a working day versus any individual who refused to flip in their gun and journals or shift them out of the village. This absolutely puts the lie to statements by anti-gunners that ‘nobody is coming to choose your guns.’”