Illinois town disarming citizens

April 6, 2018

For years, skeptics of gun control groups who believed the real goal was gun confiscation and repealing the Second Amendment were laughed off as they were espousing the Flat Earth Theory. Why, it was ridiculous to suggest that anyone would advocate revoking an enumerated right and confiscating legally-owned weapons of law-abiding Americans! Until the popular culture moved far enough left to drop the mask and start doing it openly.

And now, we have protest mobs and even a former Supreme Court Justice arguing that scratching a line through the Second Amendment would somehow revoke a God-given (not government-given) human right. And on Monday, the village board of Deerfield, Illinois, voted unanimously to ban a long list of currently legal rifles that fall under the nebulous term, “assault weapons.” Not just to ban the future sale of such guns, but to confiscate legally-purchased firearms currently owned by law-abiding citizens.

Gun owners have until June 13th to turn in their guns or remove them from the city limits, or face a fine of up to $1,000 per day. It will be challenged, as it should be, not only on Second Amendment grounds but because of the ridiculously disproportionate fine for possessing a legally-purchase product. Proponents claim it’s constitutional because similar local laws in Highland Park, Illinois, and in California, DC and Maryland were upheld by appeals courts and the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal. But that doesn’t mean that if they keep pushing the limits, the current SCOTUS won’t finally be roused to do its job and defend the Bill of Rights.


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Possibly the most prescient comment came from a citizen who told CBS that most of the arguments for the ban were based on emotion, not facts, adding, “Deerfield is a very crime-free community, and I don’t see how this is going to make it any more crime-free.”

Indeed, this may provide a good test of how effective gun bans are. Deerfield is just 25 miles north of Chicago, a wonderful example of how well both strict gun laws and decades of Democratic governance work. Now that Deerfield has become nationally famous for disarming law-abiding citizens, it will be interesting to see how long it remains crime-free.

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  • Mike G

    04/27/2018 11:51 AM

    The redcoats are coming!! For those who don't recall American history; The famous ride and slogan "the redcoats are coming" was a warning that the British were coming to confiscate their weapons. It was not just a warning that the british were coming to have coffee. Maybe its time to wake up America. Our rights are our rights!

  • Tim Mainord

    04/25/2018 08:23 PM

    Disarming law abiding citizens is unconstitutional and if memory serves... hasn't worked that well in the windy city.

  • Susan Margaret Zeller

    04/23/2018 11:35 AM

    Why aren't you and other good, much needed Conservative Republicans exposing Saul Alinky's blueprint ideology of "8 steps to turn any Country into a Socialist Nation?" I was horrified to learn of this two years ago and that 5 are solidly in place. The one the Socialist D Party want is to remove our 2nd Amendment and it is looks like it is starting in Deerfield, Illinois.

    "Remove their right to defend themselves from the government. That way they can create a police state."

    I would get Jay Sekulow on this case right away.

    My second question is this. Why isn't AG Jeff Sessions upholding this longtime Federal Law on the books which is violated daily by the Deep State and all individuals/groups trying to topple President Trump and our Republic? The details of these acts of treason are very clearly spelt out along with the consequences and punishments. Why have laws on the books if too many Republicans whom I consider to be RINOS don't care to enforce them.

    Section 18 Code #2384 SEDITION CONSPIRARCY! The name says it all!

  • Susan Margaret Zeller

    04/23/2018 11:33 AM

    Why aren't you and other good, much needed Conservative Republicans exposing Saul Alinky's blueprint ideology of "8 steps to turn any Country into a Socialist Nation?" I was horrified to learn of this two years ago and that 5 are solidly in place. The one the Socialist D Party want is to remove our 2nd Amendment and it is looks like it is starting in Deerfield, Illinois.

    "Remove their right to defend themselves from the government. That way they can create a police state."

    I would get Jay Sekulow on this case right away.

    My second question is this. Why ins't AG Jeff Sessions upholding this longtime Federal Law on the books which is violated daily by the Deep State and all individuals/groups trying to topple President Trump and our Republic? The details of these acts of treason are very clearly spelt out along with the consequences and punishments. Why have laws on the books if too many Republicans whom I consider to be RINOS don't care to enforce them.

    Section 18 Code #2384 SEDITION CONSPIRARCY! The name says it all!

  • Zelina worden

    04/18/2018 10:00 PM

    Let's see how long Deerfield has a low crime rate now!
    As for me. When they come for my gun, I'm gonna give them the bullets first. But I also live in a town where it is mandatory to have a gun in every house. As my bumper sticker says......'Better to have it, and not need it, than need it and not have it.'