The Second Amendment Foundation warned Mayor Cantrell against prohibiting the sale of firearms, and advised her that a disease does not suspend any part of the Bill of Rights. The Second Amendment Foundation sued the city when the mayor confiscated firearms from law-abiding citizens during Hurricane Katrina.
Residents of Deerfield, Illinois have 60 days to turn in their “assault weapons” and large capacity magazines, or face fines of up to $1000 dollars a day. Authorities justified the ban by pointing to the recent spate of mass shootings and the anti-gun words of the local high school students. Second Amendment advocates have vowed to fight the ban in court with the help of the NRA.
President Donald Trump shocked guns-rights advocates by saying that, when people are thought to be mentally unstable, guns should be taken early, without a court order because that takes too long: “Take the guns first, go through due process second.” Judge Napolitano explains that judges are on-call and must be available in two and a half hours in extreme mental-illness cases, so court action and due-process would not be a serious obstacle to public safety.