The ordinance, which was passed unanimously by the Deerfield Village Board, will fine people up to $1,000 a day if the firearms are not out of their homes by June 13th. 

ABC7 - The admendment to the village's gun ordinance restricts firearms village leaders define as assault weapons, such as AR-15s

The official ordinance goes on to specify as to what they determine to be an assault weapon. According to the village of Deerfield, an assault weapon is defined as:

1. A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a large capacity magazine detachable or otherwise and one or more of the following:

  • Only a pistol grip without a stock attached
  • Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand
  • A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock
  • A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel
  • A muzzle brake or muzzle compensator

2. A semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition.

3. A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:

  • Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand
  • A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock
  • A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel
  • The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip

4. A semiautomatic shotgun that has one or more of the following:

  • Only a pistol grip without a stock attached
  • Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand
  • A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock
  • A fixed magazine capacity in excess of five rounds
  • An ability to accept a detachable magazine

5. Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder

6. Conversion kit, part or combination of parts, from which an assault weapon can be assembled if those parts are in the possession or under the control of the same person.

7. Shall include, but not be limited to, the assault weapons models identified as follows.

  • The following rifles or copies or duplicates thereof:
  • AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, ARM, MAK90, Misr, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93, VEPR
  • AR-10
  • AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite M15, or Olympic Arms PCR
  • AR70
  • Calico Liberty
  • Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle or Dragunov SVU
  • Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR. or FNC
  • Hi-Point Carbine
  • HK-91, HK-93, HK-94, or HK-PSG-1
  • Kel-Tec Sub Rifle
  • Saiga
  • SAR-8, SAR-4800
  • SKS with detachable magazine
  • SLG 95
  • SLR 95 or 96
  • Steyr AUG
  • Sturm, Ruger Mini-14
  • Tavor
  • Thompson 1927, Thompson M1, or Thompson 1927 Commando
  • Uzi, Galil and Uzi Sporter, Galil Sporter, or Galil Sniper Rifle
  • The following pistols or copies or duplicates thereof, when not designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand
  • Calico M-110
  • MAC-10, MAC-11 OR MPA3
  • Olympic Arms OA
  • TEC-9, TEC-DC9, TEC-22 Scorpion, or AB-10
  • UZI
  • The following shotguns or copies or duplicates thereof
  • Armscor 30 BG
  • SPAS 12 or LAW 12
  • Striker 12
  • Streetsweeper

"Assault weapon: does not include any firearm that has been made permanently inoperable, or satisfies the definition of "antique handgun" stated in this Code, or weapons designed for Olympic target shooting events.

"Detachable magazine" means any ammunition feeding device, the function of which is to deliver one or more ammunition cartridges into the firing chamber, which can be removed from the firearm without the use of any tool, including a bullet or ammunition cartridge.

In addition to the assault weapons ban, the Village of Deerfield also included in the ordinance the prohibition of high-capacity magazines, which the ordinance defined as this:

Large capacity magazine means any ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds, but shall not be construed to include the following:

  • A feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot accommodate more than ten rounds.
  • A 22 caliber tube ammunition feeding device
  • A tubular magazine that is contained in a lever-action firearm

The Village of Deerfield patterned their law after a similar ordinance was passed in Highland Park in 2015. The Highland Park law survived a legal battle that would up in front of the Supreme Court.