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Pro-Gun Group Taking Action to Stop Assault Weapons Ban Just Weeks Before it Takes Effect

This fight is crucial!

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Pro-gun groups are joining forces in asking a Lake County Circuit Court judge to issue a restraining order against a ban on assault weapons in the city of Deerfield, Illinois that is due to take effect in just a matter of weeks.

This is the latest of many attempts by anti-gun leftists to demolish the Second Amendment rights of American citizens living in their communities. What many liberals fail to grasp is that these bans are useless, and one only needs to look at Chicago to see its that’s true.

The ordinance enacted April 2 by the Deerfield Village Board gives residents until June 13 to turn in any guns that fit the village’s definition of assault weapons, remove them from the village or modify the guns so they’re no longer considered assault weapons. The ordinance empowers the town’s police chief to confiscate the assault weapons of anyone charged under the ordinance.

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Owners found in violation can be fined up to $1,000 a day, according to the ordinance.

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Two lawsuits were filed in April challenging the ordinance on various grounds, including a claim that the ordinance deprives gun owners of property they are legally entitled to possess. The plaintiffs in both lawsuits are asking for a temporary restraining order to block Deerfield from enforcing the ban until the court can hear their arguments for a permanent injunction.

A hearing to consider the restraining order motions is set for June 8, just days before the ban is set to take effect.

“The fast-approaching compliance date compels plaintiffs to seek more immediate and intermediate relief until this matter can be fully heard on the merits,” said attorney David Sigale in a petition on behalf of Deerfield gun owner Daniel Easterday, the Illinois State Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation.

Sigale’s petition makes not of the fact that Deerfield residents who are found to be in possession of what the government deems “assault weapons” will face confiscation and destruction of their property, massive fines, and prosecution.

“This causes significant harm to the plaintiffs in the form of loss of property rights and criminal penalties.”

The second of the two court challenges comes from Guns Save Lives and Deerfield gun owner John William Wombacher III and is backed by the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislation Action. His suit claims that this ban is in violation of the Illinois Constitution and Eminent Domain Act as it is the confiscation of property without compensation.

One of the most disturbing things about all of this talk of banning “assault weapons” is how unclear the term itself actually is. Who gets to determine what is an “assault weapon,” since, you know, anything used in an assault could be considered an “assault weapon.”  A shoe in that case, or a rubber mallet used to strike someone over the head, could be considered an assault weapon.

The lack of understanding about how guns actually work is quite frustrating as well. What this comes down to is a ban on the AR-15, which many folks in culture seem to think is an automatic weapon. It isn’t. It requires a single pull of the trigger for every round fired.

At the end of the day, the Second Amendment is federal law, and as such, it provides protection for the right to own a firearm, even AR-15s, in order for citizens to possess weapons that will provide a defense against both tyranny and criminal elements.

If this ban is allowed to go through, it will violate that amendment and the God-given right to self-defense.

Here’s to praying for a swift and decisive victory.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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Businesses Should Require Vax Proof from Customers, Says NIH Director

This is simply unconscionable.

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There have long been fears that this sort of discrimination was on the horizon, as the willingly unvaccinated become second-class citizens right here in the United States. With only about half of the US population fully vaccinated, (and largely by their own accord), herd immunity looks to be some time away yet.  Nearly 20% more of the population will need to wind up with COVID antibodies in order for public health officials to consider the pandemic to be waning, and a maximum pressure campaign is taking shape throughout a number of levels of government. During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Dr. Frances Collins used his position as the Director of the National Institutes of Health to pressure businesses around the nation to enact strict vaccine-proof restrictions. Anchor Jake Tapper said, “Some businesses are going a step further and requiring proof of vaccinations not just for employees, but even for customers in some cases. Audience members for broadway plays and musicals need to be vaccinated. Some bars in San Francisco and D.C. are requiring proof of vaccinations. Do you think as a public health measure it would be good for more businesses to require vaccine credentials in order to have vaccinated customers?” His answer was astonishing. Collins said, “As a public health person who wants to see this pandemic end, yes. I think anything we can do to encourage reluctant folks to get vaccinated because they’ll want to be part of these public events, that’s a good thing. I’m delighted to see employers like Disney and Walmart coming out and asking their staff to be vaccinated. I’m glad to see the president has said all federal employees. I oversee NIH. With 40,000 people need to get vaccinated or if they’re not to get regular testing which is inconvenient. All of…

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Unrepentant YouTube Decides to Suspend Mainstream News Channel Over ‘Misinformation’

The barons of the Information Revolution are no less corrupt than those of the Industrial Revolution before them.

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There are concerns that the barons of the Information Revolution, much like the barons of the Industrial Revolution, are exploiting their content producers at an unsustainable clip, and creating a very dangerous bottleneck in the world of free speech. Given just how much of the internet’s traffic flows through just a few sites, it is imperative that we keep a keen eye on what platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are doing.  They are the new gatekeepers of nearly the entire breadth of current information, and if they were to choose to keep us in the dark on any particular issue, it would be quite easy for them to do so. That’s why the latest news from YouTube is so terrifying. YouTube said Sunday it had barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for one week, citing concerns about Covid-19 misinformation. The move comes after a review of posts uploaded by the Rupert Murdoch-owned TV channel, which has a substantial online presence. “We have clear and established Covid-19 medical misinformation policies… to prevent the spread of Covid-19 misinformation that could cause real-world harm,” a YouTube statement said. With 1.86 million YouTube subscribers, the channel — which is owned by a subsidiary of Murdoch’s News Corp — has a conservative following well beyond Australia. The mainstream media and the mainstream social networks haven’t always gotten their COVD info right, either, which makes their declarations regarding “misinformation” all the more laughable. Early on in the pandemic, these platforms pushed back against the possibility that the virus itself may have been a part of some sort of lab leak, even going so far as to censor any such discussion.  Over a year later, and as health experts began to suggest this yes, this was truly a possibility, the premature nature of…

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