PODCAST: Banning and Confiscating Guns in Deerfield Illinois

Deerfield, Illinois, an affluent suburb on Chicago’s North Shore, has made national news by passing an amendment to a 2013 village ordinance that regulates the storage of guns. The amendment mandates a ban on “certain types of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” and grants to the “police chief or his or her designee” the authority to confiscate any of the banned weapons if they are not “removed, sold, or transferred.” In addition to gun confiscation, failure to comply will result in fines of $250-1,000 per day. Deerfield residents have until June 13 to get rid of the banned guns.

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