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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/22/2005 6:35:11 PM EDT
www.suffredin.org/legislativelibrary/Legislation.asp?LegislationID=123&Library=cook

Summary:

This amendment bans the sale and possession of assault weapons by modifying the definition of assualt(sic) weapons, addming (sic) a characteristic-based test. Additionally, the proposal bans large capacity magazines that are capable of holding more than 10 rounds of magazine. Also, the list of banned weapons is updated to include specific models not covered by existing county gun laws.

*snip*

(uses the "magazine + 1 feature" test)

*snip*

Section 6-2. Assault weapons and large capacity magazines-Sale prohibited-Exceptions.

. . .

(d) Any person who, prior to the effective date of the ordinance codified in this ordinance, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine prohibited by this section shall have 14 90 days from the effective date of the ordinance to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution hereunder:

(1) To remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from within the limits of the County of Cook;

(2) To modify the assault weapon or large capacity magazine either to render it permanently inoperable or to permanently make it a device no longer defined as an assault weapon or large capacity magazine; or

(3) To surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the Sheriff or his designee for disposal as provided below.

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For anyone keeping score, this may be at least the second US municipality to implement confiscation (the one that I know of for sure is NYC, with an identical law). In comparison, AR-15's are legal even in Canada (with 5-round magazines). . . I guess the IL folks can buy a FAB-10, which looks just like an AR receiver, fires the same way, shoots the same ammo, but has an internal magazine.

WTF???

Is this and old/current bill or something they want to start?

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:50:12 PM EDT
Surrender without compensation won't go over to well, and I doubt that without comp it will be able to withstand a Court review.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:52:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fxntime:
Surrender without compensation won't go over to well, and I doubt that without comp it will be able to withstand a Court review.



Not in Cook County. This will pass and it will go right through the courts. That's if any actually takes it to court.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:08:50 PM EDT
So does anyone know if this thing passed or what??

FREE
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:16:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lippo:

Originally Posted By fxntime:
Surrender without compensation won't go over to well, and I doubt that without comp it will be able to withstand a Court review.



Not in Cook County. This will pass and it will go right through the courts. That's if any actually takes it to court.



In Cook County sure, when it gets to the State Court of appeals or the state supreme court it's another story. Mi is a bit diff as local cities cannot pass laws more restrictive then the state on these things.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:19:21 PM EDT
Fanatics!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:21:42 PM EDT
Not passed yet, only proposed. The fight is on! There is more about it in the Illinois forum.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:27:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FREEFALLE7:
I guess the IL folks can buy a FAB-10...



Thankfully, most of Illinois lies outside of Cook County.
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