Illinois Supreme Court allows Deerfield assault weapons ban to remain in effect

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Friday, November 19, 2021
Deerfield assault weapons ban remains in effect
Illinois Supreme Court justices Thursday allowed a Deerfield, IL assault weapons ban for guns like AR-15s to remain in effect.

DEERFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- The Illinois Supreme Court issued a split-second decision Thursday allowing a ban on assault-style weapons in the Village of Deerfield to remain in effect.

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The ordinance bans weapons such as AR-15's, AK-47's and Uzis. AR-15 rifles have been used in various mass shootings, including the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

The Deerfield Village Board voted unanimously to ban some semi-automatic firearms in April 2018 by approving an amendment to the village's gun ordinance. The ordinance also prohibits high-capacity magazines.

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Deerfield's amended ordinance was patterned after Highland Park's ban on high-powered weapons. That ordinance survived a 2015 legal battle that went to the United States Supreme Court.