Done in Deerfield: Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge to Gun Ban Injunction

Done in Deerfield: Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge to Gun Ban Injunction

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RUGER 556 U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- The Appellate Court of Illinois, District Two, has dismissed an attempt by the Village of Deerfield to appeal a permanent injunction against the community’s 2018 ban on so-called “assault weapons,” explaining in its 18-page ruling that it lacked jurisdiction to do so. Earlier this year, the Second Amendment Foundation and Illinois State Rifle Association were granted a permanent injunction against the ban on behalf of Deerfield resident Daniel Easterday. They were represented by Glen Ellyn attorney David Sigale. SAF’s Alan Gottlieb has reason to smile. He’s just notched another court win in Illinois. (Dave Workman photo) The injunction was originally granted by Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Luis A. Berrones in March. Deerfield officials had moved to ban semi-auto rifles and “large-capacity magazines” back in April 2018 in the aftermath of the tragic mass shooting at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The accused shooter in that incident allegedly used a semi-auto rifle to kill 17 students and adults on Valentine’s Day last year. Under the Deerfield ordinance, “Any person who already possessed such weapons or large-capacity magazines was given a 60-day grace period to either (1) remove, sell, or transfer those items from the limits of the Village, (2) render the items permanently inoperable or otherwise modify them so that they no longer fell within the definitions of prohibited items, or (3) surrender the items to the chief of police,” according to court documents. When the village council adopted the ban, it […]

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