Illinois Judge Temporarily Blocks Deerfield Gun Ban

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Back in April, we reported that the village of Deerfield, Illinois had banned all “assault weapons” and gave residents until June 13 to turn them in, remove them from town, make them inoperable, or face heavy fines of up to $1,000 a day. The Chicago Tribune reports that an Illinois Judge has at least temporarily blocked that law from going into effect.

Lake County Circuit Court Judge Luis Berrones ruled that the law cannot go into effect until the case is heard by the court.

“We are reviewing with our legal team the full written opinion that the Judge entered. We will, of course, honor the order issued by the Court and temporarily not enforce the ordinance. But we are certainly going to review all of the options available to the Village, including the right to appeal the decision to the Illinois Appellate Court.” Vilage of Deerfield statement

Unfortunately it’s only a temporary victory – now the real work begins for attorneys to stop the ban from permanently being enacted.

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