The town of Deerfield, Illinois has enacted a regulation banning assault weapons.  Those violating the ban could face fines of up to $1000 per day.

Will progressives that tossed a fit over Sheriff Joe Arpaio taking it upon himself to enforce the national immigration laws that the federal government refused to get as worked up over mere town ordinances contradicting what might be allowed under state and federal law?

What other products otherwise perfectly legal in a state might municipal aldermen take upon themselves to ban?

For motorist safety, what if a town decided to forbid residents from owning compact automobiles that rolled off the assembly line after a given year since in traffic accidents such vehicles often have about as much structural integrity as the average soda can?

What, if in order to protect pedestrians, a town passed legislation insisting that smartphones present such a threat of distraction that it is not enough to restrict when these devices can be used but that these gadgets must be banned altogether within the boundaries of a specified jurisdiction?

While we are at it, if local authorities possess the power to ban products deemed legal by the state granting the municipality the right to exist in the first place, why not certain behaviors or even relationships?

 For example, if the representatives of Deefield, Illinois insist that if those electing them to office want to live in a town without firearms it is their right to do so irrespective of how neighboring jurisdictions might decide to order their own affairs, on what grounds then should some backwoods enclave be forbidden from retaining laws against sodomy or promulgating a decree refusing to accept the validity of gay marriage?

By Frederick Meekins

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Comment by John Eady Simmons Jr. on April 22, 2018 at 3:35pm
Comment by Chris of the family Masters on April 20, 2018 at 10:11pm

The town cannot enact anything because it's a fiction. Only living people can do anything.

When I write to any corporate entity, it's addressed to a CEO. I only deal with living people.

Comment by John Eady Simmons Jr. on April 20, 2018 at 10:01pm

 This is a corporate entity DEERFIELD franchised by the ILLINOIS corporate entity that is franchised by the UNITED STATES, Inc. corporate entity. These corporations are telling the living adult men and women there what they can or cannot do. The Constitution for the united States of America is still in full effect.  Read the so called ordinance yourself.

The United States of America unincorporated is still in charge. The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights has not been done away with either.

Comment by John Eady Simmons Jr. on April 20, 2018 at 9:34pm

I would enjoy reading that every adult in this place went out for a walk on a given day carrying an AR15 or and AK47. What the hell would they do then?


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