Deerfield Illinois Bans Assault Weapons and High Capacity Magazines
Turn your firearm in by June 13 or pay fines of $250 to $1,000 a day.
The ordinance — approved unanimously by officials in Deerfield, Ill. — bans the possession, manufacture or sale of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, according to The Washington post.
People who live within Deerfield’s borders will be required to remove their guns by June 13. Those who do not remove their guns from within the village’s borders by that point will receive fines of up to $1,000 per day.
The ban includes semiautomatic rifles, semiautomatic shotguns and semiautomatic pistols with detachable magazines that can hold 10 or more rounds of ammunition.
The ordinance, which also names specific models of guns including the AR-15, says these types of weapons are “dangerous and unusual,” according to the Post.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) came out against the new ordinance.
“Every law-abiding villager of Deerfield has the right to protect themselves, their homes, and their loved ones with the firearm that best suits their needs,” Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s lobbying arm, said in a statement.
The gun rights group, Guns Save Life, also threatened to sue.