In the war on the Second Amendment, groups like the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation have finally started fighting back a bit, opting to take the battle to the courtroom in order to prevent radical anti-gun liberals from trampling our right to bear arms.
In fact, the Second Amendment Foundation has recently filed a lawsuit against the Chicago suburb of Deerfield for recently passing a gun ban into law.
The Daily Wire has the details:
As reported by The Daily Wire earlier this week, the ban passed Monday night “outlaws any weapon the village leaders deem ‘assault weapons,’ including AR-15s. But the ban also includes ‘semi-automatic rifles, pistols and shotguns with certain features.'”
Those who do not comply with the ordinance — which is set to take effect on June 13 — will face up to $1,000 fines per day.
In a press release announcing the lawsuit, SAF confirmed that the Illinois State Rifle Association and a gun-owning private citizen from the village named Daniel Easterday would be joining them in their legal action.
The suit was filed in the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Lake County and the plaintiffs are represented by Glen Ellyn attorney David Sigale.
“The lawsuit challenges the village ban under a 2013 amended state statute that declared ‘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…'” explains the news release.
SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb said the gun ban “flies in the face of state law.”
“While the village is trying to disguise this as an amendment to an existing ordinance, it is, in fact, a new law that entirely bans possession of legally-owned semi-auto firearms, with no exception for guns previously owned, or any provision for self-defense,” Gottlieb said.
The bottom line when it comes to gun bans is that they fly in the face of the Constitution, which is the law of the land, and go against every principle for which our Founding Fathers stood.
Owning guns is a right we have because the brilliant folks who started this country and were genuinely oppressed by the tyranny of Great Britain understood how critical these weapons are to upholding our liberty and preventing our government from trampling our God-given rights.
We are to have the means to defend ourselves, our family, and our property, and today, those means are guns. Period.
Any sort of attempted ban of “assault weapons” — a phrase that seems to change definition on a daily basis — is really just a stepping stone to a complete, total gun ban, regardless of what liberals say.
Americans simply cannot allow that to happen.