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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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Putin Puffs Out His Chest: Crossing ‘Red Lines’ Will Prompt ‘Asymmetrical’ Response

Putin has been extremely antsy as of late.

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It appears that US President Joe Biden is really getting under the skin of Russian President Dictator Vladimir Putin. These leaders of the world two preeminent superpowers have been trading barbs for weeks now, and on a range of subjects.  The latest focus of their fury has to do with the Kremlin’s continued aggression against Ukraine, where Russian military forces are lining just over the border, with “invasion stripes” painted on their vehicles to prevent friendly fire. This is a tacit admission that there will be fire, and Biden isn’t going to stand for it. The US first sent warships in the direction of the Black Sea in an attempt to deter Putin from poking the bear.  The Russian government responded by blocking the entrance to the area and warning that America’s maneuvers were “adversarial”. Biden responded by sanctioning Russia over a major hacking attack that took place months ago. Now, just ahead of what is believed to be an inevitable Russian invasion of Ukraine, Putin is once again puffing out his chest. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his annual State of the Nation speech, warned on Wednesday against provoking his country, promising a swift retaliation against anyone who crossed “red lines.“ Moscow will respond “harshly,” “quickly” and “asymmetrically” to foreign provocations, Putin told an audience of Russia’s top officials and lawmakers, adding that he “hoped” no foreign actor would cross Russia’s “red lines,” according to a Reuters translation. Russia is also facing international condemnation for their treatment of journalist Alexei Navalny, who is believed to be at death’s door at a Russian prison hospital.  Joe Biden has said that Russia would “pay a price” if Navalny were to perish in custody of the government.

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DOJ Opens Investigation into Minneapolis Police Department

The investigation will feature the department’s civil rights division.

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On Tuesday, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin was seen on video kneeling on the neck of Floyd for nearly 9 minutes as the restrained man slowly suffocated, in a moment that has haunted our nation for a year. Now that Chauvin is off to prison, and a likely, lengthy appeals process, the Department of Justice is now hoping to find out exactly what went wrong in Minneapolis, and whether or not there is some systemic issue with the police department itself. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday that the Justice Department will be conducting an investigation of law enforcement in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd. The announcement comes one day after a Hennepin County jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of second degree murder for killing Floyd. “Yesterday’s verdict in the state criminal trial does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis,” Garland said during a press conference. Garland said the probe will be a “fully comprehensive review” that will look into whether the Minneapolis Police Department has a “pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing.” He specificed that this includes “using excessive force, including during protests,” as well as “discriminatory conduct and whether its treatment of those with behavioral health disabilities is unlawful.” The DOJ will utilize their civil rights division in the investigation, and the Attorney General said that the move could protect “good cops” from their not-so-pristine peers in the precinct. “I strongly believe that good officers do not want to work in systems that allow bad practices,” Garland said. “Good officers welcome accountability because accountability is an essential part of building trust with the community and public safety requires public trust.” Chauvin was moved to prison on Wednesday, and promptly…

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