[Ed. – As Matt Vespa says, “They’re coming for them.” The Illinois town’s ordinance requires residents to turn their weapons in. It isn’t clear yet if Boulder will go proactive in that regard, or how much Deerfield, IL will do to enforce the turn-in. But Vespa is right: it’s starting. Even if the federal judge is reversed by higher courts, it’s conceivable that in some locations, enforced confiscations will occur before a court decision puts a stop to the lunacy.]
Well, it was not a good day for the stock market and it wasn’t a good day for gun rights. A federal judge decided to uphold a law that already strengthened Massachusetts’ ban on so-called assault weapons. The judge said the AR-15 was a firearm that was not “within the original meaning” of the Second Amendment in his opinion…
In Boulder, Colorado, the council is moving forward to ban AR-15s within the city limits. High capacity magazines and bump stocks will also be prohibited (via Fox31 Denver):
The Boulder City Council passed the first read of an ordinance that will ban the sale and possession of assault weapons in the city.
The city council will possibly vote on the measure two more times before it becomes law.