Illinois Village Bans Semi-Autos & Magazines


Illinois Village Bans Semi-Autos & Magazines

In yet another low-IQ feel-good attack on American civil rights, an Illinois village has reportedly banned any magazines holding more than 10 rounds and all semi-automatic rifles, shotguns, and handguns “with certain features.”

The trustees of Deerfield, IL simply copied the same ban that was enacted by Highland Park, IL in 2013, and which a Federal court subsequently failed to strike down. This includes AR15s, AK47s and the like, “as well as semi-automatic pistols and shotguns that have certain design characteristics.”

The new ordinance takes effect on June 13, and anyone found to have a banned object after that time will be fined up to $1000 per day.

From any sort of civil-rights standpoint, this is a horrible infringement of liberty. Not only does it seek to make citizens less safe by hindering their ability to defend themselves from criminals, it creates a huge financial burden for citizens who simply happen to own legally-acquired objects which the government has suddenly decided to take away.

Opponents said the ban would make residents less safe, ABC reported.

“You are the bureaucrats that Thomas Jefferson warned us about,” said Deerfield resident Dan Cox.

Deerfield resident Larry Nordahl was quoted in a number articles, and he can definitely read the writing on the wall.

“The ordinance to store firearms was only passed for one reason,” Nordahl said. “That was to have an amendatory vehicle that could be used in the future for just this purpose so you could banish assorted firearms in the future. First it’s going to be assault rifles. Of course people who loathe, hate, despise firearms are going to encourage new bans in the future,” Nordahl predicted. “It’s just a matter of time and the right political moment, the right political crisis.”

Nordahl also observed that this sort of ban will push conservatives out of Deerfield and “curates” the voting public to those who agree with this type of government overreach.

And for those who believe all young people these days are Tide-chomping, condom-snorting gun-haters, here’s a quote from Deerfield 9th-grader Cecilia Kowalik:

“All too often we forget that criminals don’t play by the rules. They target places [where] there are a lot of people with little protection,” she said, pointing out one never hears about mass shooters attacking gun shops and citing data from gun control advocates that 92 percent of all mass shootings since 2009 have taken place in “gun-free” zones.

“These people are looking for populated groups with little to no protection,” Kowalik said. “So this proposed ordinance will only serve to make us bigger targets and reduce the safety of the public in Deerfield.”

It remains to be seen whether police will storm Deerfield residents’ homes checking for the newly-outlawed objects.

Sadly, all or most of the politicians who passed this law will very likely remain in office, rather than being replaced by sensible liberty-minded Americans who would undo this ban and other unconstitutional ordinances.

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