Chicago suburb bans assault weapons and large-capacity magazines

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Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal

Via Yahoo (Reuters) – A Chicago suburb has banned the possession, sale and manufacture of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines in response to the massacre at a Florida high school and other recent mass shootings in the United States.
Residents of Democratic-leaning Deerfield, Illinois have until June 13 to remove any firearms and magazines that fall outside the new restrictions or face a fine of between $250 and $1,000 per day, according to an ordinance passed by the town board on Monday night.
The ban was a direct response to the Feb. 14 killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and the student-led campaign for tighter restrictions on guns inspired by the mass shooting, the ordinance said.
The Deerfield decision is likely to face legal challenges from gun rights groups that see it as a violation of their constitutional rights. A similar ban in Highland Park, Illinois was challenged all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and upheld.
The National Rifle Association and the Illinois State Rifle Association did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
“We hope that our local decision helps spur state and national leaders to take steps to make our communities safer,” Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal said in a statement.
Opponents of the ban fear the town will now try to outlaw other firearms, further violating their right under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to own guns.
“First it’s going to be assault rifles. There will be new bans in the future. It’s just a matter of time,” Deerfield resident Larry Nordal told the Chicago Tribune. Nordal did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.
The ban defines assault weapons as a range of firearms such as semiautomatic rifles like the AR-15, a gun similar to the one used in the Florida massacre. High-capacity magazines are defined as those holding more than 10 rounds.
Deerfield High School senior Ariella Kharasch, who supported the legislation, wants more action on the local and national levels. “This is our generation’s fight. We’re going to keep fighting and this is part of it. Change happens gradually step by step,” Kharasch told the Chicago Tribune.
Some excerpts from the ordinance (which lists specific firearms):
“…may increase the public’s sense of safety by effecting a cultural change which communicates the normative value that assault weapons should have no role or purpose in civil society…”
“…the possession, manufacture and sale of assault weapons in the Village of Deerfield is not reasonably necessary to protect an individual’s right of self-defense…”
Read the full ordinance here.

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0 responses to “Chicago suburb bans assault weapons and large-capacity magazines

  1. Hadenoughalready

    Geeze! I hope someone tells the criminals…

  2. What’s an “assault rifle”? Is that like using an assault automobile to run people over?

  3. Those who are determined to eviscerate the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment tried with Sandy Hook, but failed. So they engineered another mass school shooting, this time in a high school in Parkland, FL, with older students who can be the public voices and faces for gun control, unlike the 6-year-old kids of Sandy Hook.
    Just goes to show that false flags really do work, because most Americans are sheeple who adamantly refuse to investigate and think for themselves.

    • Unfortunately, yes. On the other hand, how can a locality decide they’re exempt from the Constitution?

      • I haven’t checked the Illinois state constitution yet but in Washington state,only the state, not local cities, can make gun laws. I have a feeling it’s probably the same in Illinois…

        • I think anybody can do whatever they get away with. I do not think it “legal”. It deserves a court challenge, but in this day and age that doesn’t mean a lot. We need a better Supreme Court.

    • AMEN!
      Funny thing, I first read “can be the public FECES for gun control” – the truth just can’t stay under a rock; it will always jump at you!

  4. This was sent to me today thought it was worth the read. I think its been around for a bit but still true today.
    For those that don’t know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an Australian.
    General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently.
    Read his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children.
    Regardless of how you feel about gun laws you have to love this!
    This is one of the best comeback lines of all time.
    This is a portion of an ABC radio interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military Headquarters.
    So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?
    We’re going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery and shooting..
    Shooting! That’s a bit irresponsible, isn’t it?
    I don’t see why, they’ll be properly supervised on the rifle range.
    Don’t you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?
    I don’t see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.
    But you’re equipping them to become violent killers.
    Well, Ma’am, you’re equipped to be a prostitute, but you’re not one, are you?
    The broadcast went silent for 46 seconds and when it returned, the interview was over.
    I would pay money to have seen her face.

    • PRECIOUS!!!!! 100% agree with you. I too would have paid money to have seen that!

    • Brian . . . . Bless you, that was nothing short of fabulous!

    • Thanks for sharing Brian! Wish my mind worked that fast!

    • B.H. , that was hilarious . I’m sure he put her in her place . What a comeback . Was there the sound of crickets in the background ? I can’t wait to try that line , I’ll make sure I’m wearing a cup though .

  5. Yes, that’s why they do it. Somebody needs to challenge it, right NOW.

  6. Ban the bump stock all you want lawmakers…still won’t prevent anyone from bump firing. Anyone who knows anything about firearms knows you can easily do it with your belt loop. Fools.

    • “Fools” is right. There was a video the other day on some “news” outlet where they were waiving an AR around with the magazine in backward. They should gather all these snowflakes in one place, declare it a “gun-free zone” and let the criminals have at them.

  7. I saw this article posted by Sandy Hook Hoax on Twitter a day or two ago. What are the odds of this happening by coincidence?
    In 2016, two students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, won honorable mention for their C-SPAN StudentCam contest entry on gun violence in schools.
    I’d say the odds are exactly zero!

    • Why it’s …….AMAZING! Actually, quite predictable. They are shameless. So are the people who present these things with a straight face.

  8. Just to help understand this ploy, what they do is this; they pass a local law. In order to challenge it you have to have “standing”. That means you have to be directly affected. They will probably confine that to living in the area.
    If they do these in areas that are anti-gun they can get several laws passed. From their standpoint the more, the merrier. Then they turn around, count up the number of laws and declare a precedent. Then the job becomes trying to prove that these communities are not representative of the country at large.

  9. How do these high school students not see they are being used to fulfill a major agenda here??? They are setting themselves up to be slave drones for the NWO, its lunacy!!

  10. I’d say Connecticut’s towns are the prettiest and most serene places in America. The cities, and even the Malloy crowd’s Stamford, which sustains its wealth mainly by licking Wall Street ass, are nightmares for all but the corrupt Democrat elites.
    A young couple contemplating a move to Fairfield County have to be out of their freakin’ minds unless they can comfortably afford to buy in Darien, Wilton, Westport, or Fairfield, after paying at least half their income in total taxes, which for young families who spend all they make includes that hefty sales tax.
    What a pity Connecticut will be going full Massachusetts in the next few years and those most in need of personal protection in the bowels of hell like Bridgeport will be denied it. Of course the only people who will be disarmed when this incrementalist disarmament is all said and done will be responsible, law-abiding whites since they’re the only people who’ll pay any attention to the new gun laws in the first place. Calling it anything but white disarmament is hiding one’s head in the sand Republican style.

    • Dan . . . . You really hit that spot on, particularly about all these laws being an effort to accomplish “white disarmament.” This continual non-compliance to our Constitution really does not bode well for our country.

  11. Yes, it is very disappointing. Their goal is total disarmament. More importantly, they represent the worst of human traits. They want to impose their desires on others whether they like it or not.
    They have no tolerance or respect for others. For these creatures, the end justifies the means. Don’t be fooled by their protestations to the contrary. They want to disarm us completely. Whether they believe their own hype or not is irrelevant. They are assuming a power over us that they have no right to.

    • Yes that’s the “Senior Executive Service” (SES). That’s been in place since Carter abolished the old Civil Service Commission. They are the senior management of the various agencies and departments. I’ve know a lot of them.
      In normal Civil Service you can get to GM-15. Anything over that is an SES grade. There are SES grades 1 through 4.

      • Of course. I retired from federal service. If you rise above the level of GS/GM 15 and get promoted, you become a SES 1. They have a pretty sweet deal. The benefits are “enhanced”, etc., and they are eligible for substantial bonuses every year.
        I had a pretty respectable job. I didn’t get to that grade, however.

        • I hear the SES people cannot get fired from their jobs, either – true?
          Supposedly, they tell the President (and others) what they can/cannot do.

          • No. Not true. All myth. Nothing mysterious. Nothing….”untoward”. Jimmy Carter invented it, what could go wrong?

            • I know Carter started it, but Obama increased staffing about 6-8 times its original size during the last decade. I hope you’re correct, but according to Field McConnell (his sis is/was Hildebeest’s handler), these jobs are for life.
              Time will tell.

              • I’m going to say this one more time. You don’t have to believe me, but you would be wise to. I KNOW what I’m talking about.
                There is nothing mystical here. It is merely a pay system. When one goes beyond GS/GM 15, if they are promoted they go into SES (Senior Executive Service). Every agency has people in SES.
                Whether Obongo expanded the number or not makes no difference. They are no more “for life” than any other position. I frankly don’t understand the emotion over this or what people see that’s so bizarre about it.
                Personally, I liked the old civil service system, prior to Carter. Carter HATED civil service and this was something he thought would be damaging. There is no doubt that Obongo expanded civil service because he created tons of federal jobs.
                I have worked both government and private jobs. There is nothing sinister here. The relative pay grades are equivalent if not substandard when compared to similar corporate pay scales.

      • Oh, no worries. I see it now. My “auto-correct” does weird things. I was merely pointing out that there is nothing sinister about SES (in and of itself). Now, are there jerks in SES, absolutely. But they’re not all jerks.

        • Nice speech. As you know, this has nothing to do with “crime”. Any excuse they use is merely there to assist them in disarming us, period. There is no argument needed or would one be effective in getting them to back off.
          The only thing that will get them to back off is if they genuinely think we have had enough and are not going to allow this. We should not be in any way suggesting or stating that we are ready to cooperate. We should refuse any and all efforts to discuss “change” when it comes to weapons.
          The answer is a resounding “NO”. No more idiotic restrictions, no more “allowing” of anything. “Shall not be infringed” means precisely that. There is no “unless” in it.

        • Yes, it’s “mere” civil servants. It isn’t about WHERE you work, its about your pay grade. There are a lot of them in the D.C. area because there are a lot of agency headquarters there. They do, however, have them in field offices as well.
          There is nothing mysterious or sinister about it. I could write a book on it, and probably would have to, because it is a complicated topic. I understand this one very well. For our purposes here, it has little, if anything, to do with the situation.

        • Thanks for the clip – I’ve seen on a few other sites, this was taken down – maybe YT restored it?

    • Those who’d repeal the 2A are the reason for its existence.

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  13. I don’t take marching orders from those that ignore my God given rights.

  14. There’s the Bible, it is sacred! There’s the Constution of the United States of America it is sacred! Respect it and keep it close to you heart, defend it with your life.

  15. All this knee jerk reaction and everyone running around in circles and not working together is wasting precious time and putting innocents into danger. We have always been a nation of laws and now we have all these renegades bucking the system. I see where we need to start.

  16. We lost our Second Amendment rights in 1865 when Lee surrendered.

  17. Yes, meet the last major semi-auto pistol (barring a small handful of .22 target pieces today) not capable of accepting an extended magazine in all it’s clip-loaded glory (first produced in 1896):

  18. Mayor Harriet (((Rosenthal)))’s anti-gun story needs to be added to this list:
    A site with links to articles covering modern “gun control” from 1968 through 2018 instigated by people like (((Harriet R.))):
    “Disarming Goyim”:
    I’m not sure if the Kharasch kid’s name would be from the same group.
    (Site Link: Hat Tip Makow’s twitter feed yesterday.)

  19. To Jews seeking gun control, remember the Hebron Massacre (many years before there was a recognized state of Israel) and the brave resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto.

  20. Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
    Assuming the MSM reporting to be correct, are not Sheriff Israel and Parkland authorities bearing direct responsibility for the deaths of the innocent children? Was that dreadful day brought about by a most unusual confluence of errors leading to that disaster, or …, could it have be seen as a sacrifice needed to put down the NRA and disarm America? I can’t/won’t believe the latter.

  21. A June 8 hearing has been set for a temporary restraining order on this ban, in which firearm owners are to surrender their weapons on June 13.

  22. Just saw this on Twitchy: Breaking: Circuit Court Judge Blocks Deerfield, Illinois “Assault Weapons” Ban Ordinance
    Good news!


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