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A judge halted the enforcement of Deerfield’s ban on assault-style weapons Tuesday, a day before it was due to take effect. The order blocking the village from issuing fines or seizing guns came in response to a pair of lawsuits filed in Lake County Circuit Court by Deerfield residents backed by gun owner advocacy organizations.
The village had previously said those with prohibited weapons would need to remove them from municipal limits before June 13.
“This was going to be enormously expensive and burdensome, so gun owners can keep their weapons for now, but this likely will be appealed and the battle will continue, perhaps even going as far as the Supreme Court.”
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