By The Daily Wire. Rulemakers in the village of Deerfield, Illinois, have voted unanimously to ban semi-automatic rifles, along with pistols and shotguns “with certain features,” as well as with magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
The ban passed Monday night outlaws any weapon the village leaders deem “assault weapons,” including AR-15s. But the ban also includes “semi-automatic rifles, pistols and shotguns with certain features.”
“This is our fight. This is our generation’s fight, and we’re going to keep fighting,” Deerfield High School student Ariella Kharasch said at a public hearing, according to ABC-7 in Chicago. “Thank you for being part of that.”
The new ordinance takes effect June 13. Residents who still have banned weapons after that date face up to $1,000 fines per day.
The new ordinance was modeled on a ban put in place in Highland Park, Illinois, which went to the United States Supreme Court. The high court let a lower court ruling allowing the ban stand. (Read more from “Village Bans Semi-Automatic Weapons, Residents Must Remove From Home or Face up to $1,000 Fines — per Day” HERE)
Deerfield Village Board Unanimously Votes to Ban Some Semi-Automatic Weapons
By ABC 7. The Deerfield Village Board voted unanimously to ban some semi-automatic firearms.
The amendment to the village’s gun ordinance restricts firearms village leaders define as assault weapons, such as AR-15s.
AR-15 rifles have been used in various mass shootings, including the Parkland, Florida school shooting.
“This is our fight. This is our generation’s fight, and we’re going to keep fighting,” said Deerfield High School student Ariella Kharasch. “Thank you for being part of that.”
Deerfield’s new ordinance also prohibits high-capacity magazines. The ordinance is patterned after Highland Park’s ban on high-powered weapons. (Read more from “Deerfield Village Board Unanimously Votes to Ban Some Semi-Automatic Weapons” HERE)