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Deerfield IL passes a ban on "assault weapons" currently owned and 2nd Amendment Foundation Sues

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  1. hso

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    The state has a preemption law in place, but Deerfield went forward with an AWB and prohibition against ownership ordinance with provisions for confiscation as well as fining owners daily for having what they classify as an "assault weapon" so SAF, ISRA , and a member of the community have sued Deerfield.

    We should be financially supporting SAF and their partners in their legal battles against all of the AWB locals. I intend to send $50 to them for this and I encourage all of you to to send something, anything, as well as earmark your Amazon sales for donations to SAF.

    https://www.saf.org/saf-lawsuit-challenges-gun-ban-in-chicago-suburb-of-deerfield/
     
  2. AlexanderA
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    If it were not for state preemption laws, we'd be seeing these sorts of ordinances in a lot of places. In my own region of northern Virginia, several localities would be doing this. That's why the SAF lawsuit is so important.

    I'm worried about the whole state flipping. Virginia is one legislative election away from an AWB, and the newly-elected governor has vowed to push for this. The only question is what sort of grandfathering we'll be able to get. Virginia is far past the point where stonewall opposition is likely to be effective. We'll be lucky to get a Maryland--style gun regime.
     
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    It is important for weapons laws to be consistent across a state to avoid the problem of traveling through local jurisdictions that are more restrictive. Many of the villages and towns don't post their local ordinances leaving you a victim of "ignorance of the law is no excuse" when no ready means of finding out what the law is exists. Having a patchwork of ordinances on trashcans is one thing, but criminal prosecution for a weapon (firearm or knife) that is legal when you leave home in the morning and illegal two different ways before you get to your grandmother's is intolerable.
     
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  4. P5 Guy

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    Thank goodness Florida has a state pre-emption law.
     
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    Pre-emption laws are worth less than people imagine. San Antonio has some laws that violate the TX pre-emption laws but they have stayed on the books for years now.
     
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    AZ has a preemption law AND a backup law that allows cities who violate it to be financially punished, even while the law is being challenged. The Leftists are trying VERY hard to get that overturned to no avail, so far.
     
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    Like this? DONE!!

    https://www.saf.org/donation-page/
     
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    Good ol' SAF. Did a life membership recently. They do a lot of good courtroom work, like McDonald v Chicago. They're always quietly plugging away in the background, getting stupid laws overturned.
     
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  11. Grayrock

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    Great. I'm just seeing this. My employer is headquartered in Deerfield :(
     
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    Sometimes I wish I did live in some of those goofy towns that do some of this type of stuff just so I had another reason to fight with the local gov.
    On the other hand I'm glad I don't.
     
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    I have heard that both Optics Planet and Walgreens are just beginning to get some flak from gun owners. Maybe they will move leaving Deerfield to pay the price.
     
  14. Grayrock

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    Actually, we are getting more office space in Chicago- not sure that is an improvement, though.
     
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    But they are unenforceable per the State AG office!
     
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    Agreed. But it's going to be a hassle for someone to go through the process if San Antonio decides to make an issue of it and try to prosecute.
     
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