Gun owners in the northern Illinois village of Deerfield can keep their semi-automatic weapons for now after a Lake County Circuit Court judge put a temporary hold on a gun ban that was set to take effect Wednesday.
The village, with a population of 18,000, passed the ordinance banning certain semi-automatic handguns, rifles and shotguns earlier this year. It took effect April 13. The deadline to turn the guns and high capacity magazines over to law enforcement was Wednesday. Late Tuesday the order was issued to put a temporary hold on the measure.
The village said in a statement it will honor the order and not enforce the ban but will review the opinion further.