Illinois Rifle Association Fights Town Ban on Semi-Automatic Firearms, ‘Everything is at Stake’

It is being reported that an Illinois town is about to implement an ordinance which will force residents to hand over their semi-automatic firearms or face heavy fines.

In an unanimous vote, the Deerfield Village Board passed an amendment in early April to add more restrictions to their gun ordinance.

The new “law” states residents could face up to $1,000 a day should they disobey.

Via Fox News Insider: Current or retired law enforcement personnel are exempt from the law.

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Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson explained on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday that the town wants to ban firearms such as the AR-15 rifle and other high-capacity magazines.

“It’s a direct violation of state law, not to mention the Second Amendment,” Pearson said, noting that the state’s Concealed Carry Act passed of 2013 preempted local ordinances from such bans.

He went on to say the town decided not to answer to federal or state government regarding their new “amendment”.

“Right now we’re looking for a temporary restraining order to prevent this from happening,” Pearson said. He also told viewer the ban goes into effect June 8.

Fox News reached out to the mayor of Deerfield for comment but has not yet received a response.

Pearson called the ban a “slippery slope” and said that “everything is at stake.”

“We will fight this all the way to the Supreme Court without question.”


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