So much for that “nobody is coming to take your guns” line, says the Second Amendment Foundation.
The comment came as the organization filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois, for adopting a new law that bans certain weapons and empowers authorities to confiscate and destroy them.
SAF seeks an order to block enforcement of the ban on so-called “assault weapons” and “large capacity magazines” adopted by the village’s board of trustees just days ago.
Joining SAF in the suit is the Illinois State Rifle Association and a private citizen, Daniel Easterday, who lives in town.
The lawsuit was filed in the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Lake County. Plaintiffs are represented by Glen Ellyn attorney David Sigale.
The complaint points out a 2013 amended state statute declares “the regulation of the possession or ownership of assault weapons are exclusive powers and functions of this state.”
Further, it declares, “Any