(nydailynews) Residents of Deerfield, Ill., have until June 13 to hand over their assault weapons—or else face hefty fines.
Deerfield Mayor Harriet Rosenthal ordered the new legislation after a gunman entered a Parkland, Fla., school with an AR-15 and shot 17 people dead on Feb. 14.
Local politicians contend that assault weapons are “not reasonably necessary to protect an individual’s right or self-defense.”
The Deerfield Village board unanimously approved the legislation, which is set to take effect on June 13.
The ordinance could be challenged on constitutional grounds, but a similar law passed in Highland Park, Ill., in 2013 survived in court.