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Chicago suburb goes for confiscation

Postby bignflnut » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:58 pm

The Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois, is giving residents 60 days to get rid of their “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines and empowering the police chief to confiscate them from those who refuse to give them up.

Deerfield previously allowed ownership of such firearms and magazines but had strict storage requirements in place for them. Now, the firearms and magazines will be illegal to posses in one’s home, even if properly stored.


Here's their definition of the term (pg 4 and 5):

Assault weapon means:
(1) A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a large capacity magazine
detachable or otherwise and one or more of the following:
(A)Only a pistol grip without a stock attached;
(B)Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by
the non-trigger hand;
(C)A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock;
(D)A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the
barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand
without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel; or-
5-(E)A muzzle brake or muzzle compensator.
(2)A semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more
than ten rounds of ammunition.
(3)A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and
has one or more of the following:
(A)Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by
the non-trigger hand;
(B)A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock;
(C)A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the
barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand
without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel;
(D)The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of
the pistol grip.
(4)A semiautomatic shotgun that has one or more of the following:
(A)Only a pistol grip without a stock attached;
(B)Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by
the non-trigger hand;
(C)A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock;
(D)A fixed magazine capacity in excess of five
rounds; or
(E)An ability to accept a detachable magazine.
(5)Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
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Re: Chicago suburb goes for confiscation

Postby schmieg » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:23 pm

Once again, this would include both of my 10-22's.
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Re: Chicago suburb goes for confiscation

Postby steves 50de » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:15 pm

schmieg wrote:Once again, this would include both of my 10-22's.

They can pass all this crap they want. Someone still has to knock on the door to take them. :twisted:
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Re: Chicago suburb goes for confiscation

Postby schmieg » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:59 pm

steves 50de wrote:
schmieg wrote:Once again, this would include both of my 10-22's.

They can pass all this crap they want. Someone still has to knock on the door to take them. :twisted:

Well, I'm not going to fight a SWAT team with two 10-22's as my main firepower, no matter how much they look like evil black rifles.
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Re: Chicago suburb goes for confiscation

Postby steves 50de » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:39 pm

schmieg wrote:
steves 50de wrote:
schmieg wrote:Once again, this would include both of my 10-22's.

They can pass all this crap they want. Someone still has to knock on the door to take them. :twisted:

Well, I'm not going to fight a SWAT team with two 10-22's as my main firepower, no matter how much they look like evil black rifles.

:lol: 22lr on body armor i hear you.
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Re: Chicago suburb goes for confiscation

Postby docachna » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:31 pm

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Re: Chicago suburb goes for confiscation

Postby bignflnut » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:51 pm

The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) and Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) filed a lawsuit against the Village of Deerfield Thursday morning, April 5, 2018, executive director Richard Pearson announced.

"This legal action is a challenge to the Defendant’s Ordinance O-18-06, passed on April 2, 2018, which bans assault weapons (used specifically as that term is defined in O-18-06) within the Defendant’s municipal limits," he wrote in the ISRA's weekly website report.

The suit was filed In the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Lake County, Illinois, Chancery Division.

The group Guns Save Life - with the help of the National Rifle Association - is also suing Deerfield, WGN reported.

"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,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA-ILA, in a statement. “The National Rifle Association is pleased to assist Guns Save Life in defense of this freedom.”


SAF and NRA each supported FIX NICS which is fully anti-RKBA legislation...so it's nice to see them on the right side of this issue.

It is, however, not comforting to send them in as the tip of the legal spear. They are well versed in capitulation.

The NRA, indeed, takes credit for the creation of NICS, which is a complete and utter failure, based on the false premise that a database will keep us safe. That there can be a "Prohibited Person" class of citizen, and that we should take a person's freedom when they're outside a prison.
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Re: Chicago suburb goes for confiscation

Postby bignflnut » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:14 pm

On June 12, 2018, a Lake County circuit judge issue an injunction, blocking Deerfield from implementing the “assault weapons” ban.

SAF founder and executive director Alan Gottlieb commented on the injunction, saying, “We moved swiftly to challenge this gun ban because it flew in the face of state law. The village tried to disguise its extremism as an amendment to an existing ordinance. The ordinance bans possession of legally-owned semi-auto firearms, with no exception for guns previously owned, or any provision for self-defense.”

Gottlieb added, “Worse, still, the ordinance also provided for confiscation and destruction of such firearms and their original capacity magazines. It was outrageous that the ban would levy fines of up to $1,000 a day against anyone who refused to turn in their gun and magazines or move them out of the village. This certainly puts the lie to claims by anti-gunners that ‘nobody is coming to take your guns.’”
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