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Judge throws out Deerfield (IL) assault weapons ban

The Illinois State Rifle Association won a major victory today as Lake County Judge Luis Berrones ruled that the Village of Deerfield does not have the authority to ban semi-automatic firearms and magazines in their community.

A Lake County Circuit Court judge ruled Friday that the village of Deerfield overstepped its authority last year when it enacted a ban on assault weapons, five years after the Illinois legislature declared such regulations the exclusive power of the state.

Judge Luis Berrones issued a permanent injunction blocking the village from enforcing its ordinance.

In the ruling, Berrones wrote the plaintiff gun owners have “a clearly ascertainable right to not be subjected to a preempted and unenforceable ordinance” that prohibits possession of assault weapons, imposes financial penalties for keeping them and allows their property to be confiscated without compensation.

One of the lawsuits was filed by Deerfield gun owner Daniel Easterday, the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF).

A second legal challenge, filed by Deerfield gun owner John William Wombacher III and Guns Save Life, is backed by the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action.

On Friday, the judge held off ruling on one count of the Guns Save Life lawsuit contending the village’s ordinance allowing confiscation of assault weapons represented an unconstitutional seizure of property.

The taxpayers of Deerfield will also be paying the court costs and the legal expense of the ISRA, SAF and NRA/ILA, expected to run into 7 $$$ figures. But they will not get an NRA hat or T-Shirt. Voters may wish to discuss this with their officials at the next election.

"The tide is turning against the NRA" Wishful thinking from Crazy Lerfty at the DUmp.

They don't just spend their days fapping off about electoral politics.

A few current comments from the Lefty Brain Trust.

"gun owners kills tens of thousands of ppl in the USA every yr. wonder how many are NRA?"

(How many gun owners are NRA? Or how many ppl killed? Grammar is your friend Lefty,)

(Concealed carry permit holders, that stop thousands of criminals every year, are likely either NRA members or NRA Trained. See the 2013 OBama ordered CDC Study on defensive gun use for details.)

"...and the Parkland survivors. When Mueller and the Dems expose their ties with Putin the NRA will continue to weaken."

(Look! Another one that hasn't gotten the DNC message about dropping "RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA" for 40 years of tax filings.)

Never mind that paid NRA membership is now close to 6 million. When Obama was elected it was barely 4 million.

Annual NRA meeting attendance was over 80,000 last year.

Yeah, the NRA is fading into obscurity any minute now.

Life in that pink cloud bubble must really be warm and fuzzy.
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