NRA-Institute For Legal Action Supports “Guns Save Life” In Lawsuit Against Deerfield Illinois Gun Confiscation Ordinance.
by Ruby Henley
The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action recently announced support for a lawsuit brought by Guns Save Life challenging the Deerfield, Illinois’ gun confiscation ordinance. The lawsuit challenges Deerfield’s recent attempt to criminalize so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines” within village limits.
“Every law-abiding villager of Deerfield has the right to protect themselves, their homes, and their loved ones with the firearm that best suits their needs,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA-ILA. “The National Rifle Association is pleased to assist Gun Save Life in defense of this freedom.”
By amending an existing 2013 ordinance, the Village Board of Trustees has now empowered local authorities to confiscate and destroy all “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines” possessed within village limits. The amendment also imposes a daily fine ranging between $250 and $1,000.
I previously wrote an article on the Ordinance, and I felt strongly it was not in compliance with the Second Amendment and the Constitution of the United States. I feel a slow creep is occurring as other towns will do the same thing. It is almost like it is the plan of the Far Left, and someone has to stop them from assaulting the Second Amendment.
Here is a link to the document: [VILLAGE OF DEERFIELD LAKE AND COOK COUNTIES, ILLINOIS ] assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4429919/Deerfield-Assault-Weapon-Ordinance.pdf
This is no joke, and it is extremely important the IRA and Guns Save Life fight back. As if one town can do this, others can, too. “We are going to fight this ordinance, which clearly violates our member’s constitutional rights, and with the help of the NRA I believe we can secure a victory for law-abiding gun owners in and around Deerfield,” said John Boch, president of Guns Save Life.
I felt this would begin as a slow creep, but it is speeding up. Yesterday, the Boulder City Council passed Ordinance 8245 to Second Reading. This gun control measure seeks to ban some of the most commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms used for self-defense, target shooting, and hunting, as well as ban magazines with a capacity over 10 rounds. The ordinance has only been debated on first reading and will require further consideration.
Further, we see more attacks on gun owers. The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action released the following statement today regarding the Massachusetts Federal District Court’s ruling in the case of Worman et al v. Baker:
“Like all law-abiding Massachusetts gun owners, the NRA was extremely disappointed that the court upheld Massachusetts’s ban on many of the most popular firearms in America. Even more disturbing was Judge Young’s assessment that the ‘AR-15’s present day popularity is not constitutionally material’ and that ‘Justice Scalia would be proud’ of this ruling.
“It is outrageous that Judge Young is taking advantage of the fact that Justice Scalia is unable to refute such a claim. Justice Scalia’s position on the question of whether the AR-15 is protected by the Second Amendment is clear. In the 2015 Friedman v. City of Highland Park case, Justice Scalia joined a dissent which stated that the decision by millions of Americans to own AR-style rifles for lawful purposes ‘is all that is needed for citizens to have a right under the Second Amendment to keep such weapons.’ As long as politicians and judicial officials continue to flout the law in order to advance a political agenda, the five million members of the NRA will be here to hold them accountable.
Here we see another case – Under House Bill 101, which was filed by state Rep. Darryl Owens of Louisville, a “consolidated local government” would have authority to regulate the manufacture, sale, purchase, transfer, ownership, possession, carrying, storage and transportation of firearms and ammunition. Louisville Metro is the only “consolidated local government” under state law, according to the Kentucky League of Cities
Here is the Bill: AN ACT relating to the regulation of firearms and ammunition by local governments. www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/17RS/HB101/bill.pdf
According to the bill, the Metro Council could create rules regulating firearms that would include all suburban cities within Louisville’s borders. Those smaller jurisdictions would be prohibited from pre-empting the firearm regulations, the measure says.The bill comes on the heels of a record-breaking 124 criminal homicides citywide last year, far surpassing the previous citywide recorded high of 110 slayings in 1971. In addition, Louisville Metro Police statistics showed a 40 percent increase in shootings compared to 2015.
Of the 497 shooting victims last year, police data show 100 were fatal; 39 percent were 18-25 years old; 70 percent were men; and 76 percent were African-American.
“It’s an obvious disparity in Louisville,” Owens said. “The fact that we’ve had an extraordinary number of killings as a result of guns in the street over the last year is reason enough for this bill.”
I had no idea gun bans had progressed so far in this Country. It makes sense, it seems to the United States is breaking into pieces. You have Illinois, where the United Nations has made Chicago a model UN City, and Rahm Emanuel has ordered that President Trump is not allowed there. How can he do this? Is this some type of civil war in the US we just are beginning to be aware of?
California has basically breaking away, too. The United States is being attacked from within, and these town ordinances and bills of gun bans is just a symptom of the fact we are not united as a Country any longer.
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