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Deerfield assault weapons ban faces challenge

Local Government

By Glenn Minnis | Apr 6, 2018

Lawsuit

The Village of Deerfield has been slapped with a lawsuit by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) and Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) challenging its recently imposed ban on assault weapons.

ISRA said in a press release that the suit was officially filed on April 12 in Lake County Circuit Court and is a direct challenge to village ordinance O-18-06.  

The ordinance bans the “possession, sale, and manufacture of many semi-automatic firearms as well as most detachable magazines with a capacity more than 10 rounds," according to Guns.com. After June 13, those in violation of the ban could be subject to fines of up to $1,000 a day. 


Village leaders have compared the measure to one recently imposed in nearby Highland Park, noting that its validity has thus far withstood numerous legal challenges.

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