Chicago Suburb Makes It Illegal for Residents to Own Assault Rifles

Guest post by Bill P.

Deerfield, Illinois made it illegal for their residents to own assault rifles.

The law bans AR-15s, semiautomatic pistols, semiautomatic shotguns, conversion kits, and “any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

Tucker Carlson discussed the new laws earlier this month.

CNN reported:

The Village wants a ‘sense of safety’

According to the ordinance, which the the Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved Monday night, it is unlawful for a person “to carry, keep, bear, transport or possess an assault weapon in the Village,” except if the weapon is “broken down in a non-functioning state,” is “not immediately accessible to any person,” or is “unloaded and enclosed in a case, firearm carrying box, shipping box, or other container by a person who has been issued a currently valid Firearm Owner’s Identification Card.”

This ban was passed by the local mayor and six trustees and comes as an extension of a 2013 law that was passed requiring residents to have their assault rifles stored in a “safe storage.”

Many local residents have attempted to challenge these bans in court stating that the lawmakers have violated the citizens’ constitutional rights.

Cases similar to this have reached the U.S. Supreme Court and have been overturned.

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