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GREAT NEWS: Judge Just Handed Major Victory to Pro-Gun Groups in Illinois

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An Illinois circuit judge has issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday that will prevent a city in the state from enforcing a new ordinance that would force residents to turn in guns deemed to be “assault weapons,” which, if you look closely at their definition of terms, could basically be kind of gun that looks scary.

The Village of Deerfield passed the ordinance on April 2 of this year, effectively making it illegal to own “assault weapons” along with “high capacity” magazines. Again, what constitutes a “high capacity magazine?” The definitions from the left are quite arbitrary.

The ordinance in question demanded the residents of Deerfield to remove their weapons from the city or turn them for confiscation or modification. Anyone who refused to do so would be fined $1,000 a day.

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A number of gun rights organizations, including the National Rifle Association and Guns Save Lives, filed suit to prevent enforcement of the ordinance, arguing that Deerfield exceeded its authority under Illinois state law and the United States Constitution in implementing the ban. Also, a separate lawsuit was filed against the city by resident Daniel Easterday with the backing of the Second Amendment Foundation, according to the Tribune.

In 2013, Illinois passed the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, which made gun regulation the exclusive province of the state government and forbade all municipalities from implementing any new gun regulations; however, the law provided a 10-day window after it took effect for cities to enact an assault weapons ban, if they wanted to do so.

Deerfield did not avail themselves of the opportunity to do so at the time, but the city’s attorneys argued in court that the April 2 ordinance was an amendment to a prior Deerfield ordinance that was passed within the timeframe.

For now, the city will not be able to enforce the ordinance, at least until the court can hear the legal arguments on the merits. According to WBBM-TV, the city has promised to abide by the restraining order and not enforce the ordinance during the pendency of the lawsuit.

But a city spokesman stated, “We are certainly going to review all of the options, including the right to appeal the decision to the Illinois Appellate Court.”

The biggest issue with laws about “assault rifles” always comes down to the definition of the term. You’ll never find such dangerous, glaring ignorance than when you ask a liberal to define what constitutes an assault weapon.

Most of them believe an assault rifle is an automatic weapon, which is closer to the actual definition of the term. However, the problem is, the kind of rifles they are targeting, primarily AR-15s, are not automatic, they are semi-automatic, which means one squeeze of the trigger per round fired. In other words, by their definition, anything that fires a bullet is an assault weapon.

Secondly, the Second Amendment allows us the freedom to own a wide variety of firearms as a means of protecting us from tyrants and dangerous criminals who likely possess the same kind of firepower.

If only liberals studied the Constitution, they would know this stuff and stop making fools of themselves.

Source: TheBlaze

 

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Trump Channels HBO Blockbuster to Troll Democrats After Mueller Report’s Release

The President’s tweet carried with it a lot of bravado…but was it premature?

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The Trump of Indonesia

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[The following was written by Flag & Cross contributor Steve Sherman.] Across the planet, the political establishment and their mainstream media supporters are being disrupted.  While populist revolts were bubbling beneath the surface for years, the election of Donald J. Trump supercharged and empowered opposition to the ruling elite and set in motion a worldwide reset of our politics.   The next bout in the international struggle against the establishment is playing out tomorrow in Indonesia.  Incumbent President Joko Widodo ran a pseudo Obama campaign of “change and hope” in 2014, riding the then-dominant political strategy to victory in the world’s third largest democracy. Widodo now faces a challenge to his failed regime from Trump-like challenger, Prabowo Subianto.  There’s lots to challenge.   The economy has been stagnant.  Corruption is rife.  And Widodo has morphed into the very thing he ran against in 2014 – a corrupt potentate interested only in enriching his cronies and maintaining his power. Worse, Widodo has introduced into the mix the People’s Republic of China.  Whereas his predecessors resisted the invasion of Chinese capital and personnel, Widodo has facilitated China gaining an historic stronghold in this archipelago nation of more than 17,000 islands. While his detractors have yet to produce proof that Widodo has been personally compensated and compromised through infamous Chinese government payoffs, the invasion from the mainland has severely unsettled his political coalition. Further complicating matters for the incumbent is his inability to deal with religious intolerance in this largest Muslim nation.   While Widodo tries to use the specter of Islamic fundamentalism to his advantage, he is undercut by his own missteps and those of his followers.  The world continues to reel over the pernicious jailing in Widodo’s political base province of former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese and a Christian.  Purnama has been imprisoned only because he is a…

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