Guns Save Life has stepped forward in a fight for Second Amendment rights, filing its NRA-backed lawsuit.
“Deerfield’s ban prohibits possession of the most popular sporting rifles in the United States,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA-ILA. “These firearms are used every day by law-abiding citizens for self-defense, target shooting, hunting and other lawful purposes.”
Guns Save Life executive director John Bosh told NRA-ILA, “The firearms and magazines that Deerfield’s ordinance labels as ‘assault weapons’ and ‘large-capacity’ magazines are widely owned by law-abiding gun owners throughout Illinois. The General Assembly has already determined that Illinois gun owners should not be subjected to a confusing patchwork of inconsistent local regulations, and the Deerfield ordinance flies in the face of that important principle of Illinois law. We thank the NRA for their assistance in this fight.”