A lake county circuit judge issued an injunction blocking Deerfield from implementing the “assault weapons” ban.
SAF founder and executive director Alan Gottlieb commented on the injunction, saying, â€œWe moved swiftly to challenge this gun ban because itÂ flewÂ in the face of state law.Â TheÂ villageÂ triedÂ to disguiseÂ its extremismÂ as an amendment to an existing ordinance. The ordinanceÂ bansÂ possession of legally-owned semi-auto firearms, with no exception for guns previously owned, or any provision for self-defense.â€
Gottlieb added,Â â€œWorse, still,Â theÂ ordinance also providedÂ for confiscation and destruction of such firearms and their original capacity magazines. It wasÂ outrageousÂ that the banÂ would levyÂ fines of up to $1,000Â a day against anyone who refusedÂ to turn in their gun and magazines or move them out of the village. This certainly puts the lie to claims by anti-gunners that â€˜nobody is coming to take your guns.â€™â€