DEERFIELD - A circuit court judge in Lake County, Illinois granted an injunction this week against the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, blocking the village from enforcing a ban on so-called “assault weapons.”
The village previously said those with prohibited "assault weapons" would need to remove them from municipal limits before June 13.
The Second Amendment Foundation, which joined the lawsuit with the Illinois State Rifle Association and Deerfield resident Daniel Easterday, declared the decision a "victory."
SAF says the 2013 law amended state statute to declare “the regulation of the possession or ownership of assault weapons are exclusive powers and functions of this State. Any ordinance or regulation, or portion of that ordinance or regulation, that purports to regulate the possession or ownership of assault weapons in a manner that is inconsistent with this Act, shall be invalid…”