Illinois Judge Temporarily Blocks Deerfield Gun Ban
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.
Judge issues restraining order blocking the unconditional assault weapons ban in Deerfield, IL
Big win for gun owners everywhere!
There is no first amendment without the second amendment
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 13, 2018
BREAKING: #NRA VICTORY! Lake County circuit court judge has issued a temporary restraining order BLOCKING enforcement of the Deerfield, IL, ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN #DefendtheSecond @Deerfield_IL @ChicagosMayor vowed to be a semi-automatic
gun free 😂😂 ok, didn’t go so well did it! pic.twitter.com/42hDs4VOtI
— 🇺🇸 Nate #skol 🤘 (@sportsman_nate) June 13, 2018
In a victory for gun rights groups, a judge stopped the town of Deerfield, Illinois, from enacting its assault weapon ban less than 24 hours before it was supposed to take effect. https://t.co/MesKOAxBAo
— The Trace (@teamtrace) June 13, 2018
A judge is blocking Deerfield from enforcing its ban on certain semi-automatic guns. https://t.co/q9zHhaC3UX
— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) June 13, 2018
#guns #2A National Rifle Association Scores Significant Legal Victory in Village of Deerfield Firearm and Magazine Ban Legal Proceedings: The National Rifle Association scored a significant victory on behalf of law-abiding gun owne https://t.co/OKFoiA1RKh pic.twitter.com/69FOC7VoP5
— Gun Buyers Club (@GunBuyersClub) June 13, 2018
— The Truth About Guns (@guntruth) June 13, 2018