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A town near Chicago voted this week to ban assault weapons, such as the AR-15 rifle, along with high-capacity magazines.

According to WLS-TV, the Deerfield Village Board voted unanimously in favor of an amendment to its gun ordinance to restrict some semi-automatic firearms. 

Residents have until mid-June to surrender such weapons or face a fine up to $1,000 a day. Current or retired law enforcement personnel are exempt from the law. 

Critics say the ordinance infringes on the Second Amendment and it may be challenged.

"You are the bureaucrats that Thomas Jefferson warned us about," said a resident in opposition to the vote. 

Supporters say the ban is legal, pointing to a law in Highland Park, Ill., that did survive legal challenges.


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