ALERT: US Town Bans Semi-Auto Rifles, Violators to Be Fined Up to $1,000/Day

The Western Journal | 4/5/2018 | rgeer
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A city board in northwestern Illinois near Chicago has taken a significant step to increase gun control in their town.

On Monday night, members of The Deerfield Village Board of Deerfield, Illinois voted unanimously to ban what they view as “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines, CBS News reported. The ordinance also includes “semi-automatic rifles, pistols and shotguns with certain features.”

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“The possession, manufacture and sale of assault weapons in the Village of Deerfield is not reasonably necessary to protect an individual’s right of self-defense or the preservation or efficiency of a well-regulated militia,” the ordinance states.

As noted by CBS, the list of guns banned is “long and includes all the following models or duplicates thereof: AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM, MAK90, Misr, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93, VEPR, AR-10, AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite M15, Olympic Arms PCR, AR70, Calico Liberty, Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle, Dragunov SVU, Fabrique NationalFN/FAL, FN/LAR, FNC, Hi-Point Carbine, HK-91, Kel-Tec Sub Rifle, SAR-8, Sturm, Ruger Mini-14, and more.”

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Gun owners have until June 13 to turn in their guns or remove them from the city limits. Residents who don’t comply with the ordinance will be fined up to $1,000 per day until their guns are removed.

Deerfield High School student Ariella Kharasch praised the ban and thanked the board for its decision.

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“This is our fight. This is our generation’s fight, and we’re going to keep fighting,” she said.

Opponents of the ban argued it won’t help curb crime.


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