A ludicrous bill that violates the 2nd Amendment and will only prevent legal gun owners from protecting themselves against criminals was passed in a vote Monday in a Chicago suburb. The Illinois town of Deerfield voted to ban the possession, sale, and manufacture of assault weapons and large capacity magazines to "increase the public's sense of safety."
In reality, the only people who feel any safer are the violent criminals who will now target the town because they know they will not face armed resistance. The ordinance says, "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."
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When the government starts to decide what is "not reasonably necessary" in order to defend yourself or your family they have overstepped their bounds. This is a blatant trampling of the rights of American citizens in the town of Deerfield, Illinois. Government always wants the upper hand and they want the guns because if citizens aren't armed but the government is then they have the power.
Gun advocates are already heading to court and suing Deerfield, Illinois over the blatant trampling of the rights the gun ban presents. The kind of people who commit violent crimes don't care if a gun is legal or not, a ban does not stop anyone from getting a gun. Period. A criminal will find a way to get a gun regardless and now good, law-abiding citizens have lost the ability to protect themselves.
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Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal said, "We hope that our local decision helps spur state and national leaders to take steps to make our communities safer." No, your government overreach of taking guns from your citizens does not make communities safer. The ignorant liberals of the left always try to point to a ban on guns to prevent gun violence but in reality, a study ordered by Obama found that legal use of firearms that saved lives far outweighed the deaths.
<a href="https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/15941-cdc-study-ordered-by-obama-contradicts-white-house-anti-gun-narrative">The CDC and National Research Council study found,</a> "Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year, in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008."
So congratulations Deerfield, you just crippled your town's ability to defend itself and trampled on the rights ensured by the constitution. Just like in places like Venezuela and London, when guns are banned violent crime skyrockets. Expect to see rising violent crime in Deerfield in the very near future.
Oh, one more thing, retired cops are exempt from the ban. Don't worry, cops will protect you, even though courts ruled law enforcement officers have no legal duty to do so. Good luck!
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