Low-crime village bans military-style guns, citing Parkland and other mass shootings

Low-crime village bans military-style guns, citing Parkland and other mass shootings

Less than a week after that attack, Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal asked the village attorney to research the possibility of an assault weapons ban. Mimicking an ordinance passed in neighboring Highland Park in 2013, the Deerfield measure, approved Monday, outlaws many types of semiautomatic rifles, pistols and shotguns , along with magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Those who have these weapons have 60 days to sell or surrender them under the threat of $1,000-a-day fines and confiscation by police. AR-15 rifles are displayed for sale at the Guntoberfest gun show in Oaks, Pennsylvania on Oct. 6, 2017. Joshua Roberts / Reuters file That word, confiscation, is an emotional trigger for many gun-rights advocates, and it comes up frequently in a lawsuit filed Thursday by a Deerfield gun owner, the Illinois State Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation. The lawsuit alleges that the Deerfield ordinance […]

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