Most proposals have struggled to gain traction.
The ordinance, which also names specific models of guns including the AR-15, says these types of weapons are "dangerous and unusual", according to the Post.
The ban includes semiautomatic rifles, semiautomatic shotguns and semiautomatic pistols with detachable magazines that can hold 10 or more rounds of ammunition.
Healey responded to the judge's decision via Facebook on Friday writing, "strong gun laws save lives, and we will not be intimidated by the gun lobby in our efforts to end the sale of assault weapons and protect our communities and schools".
As previously reported in a December 7, 2015 DailyNorthShore article, the Highland Park ordinance had its genesis in Illinois' hide carry legislation passed in 2013, which gave home rule communities like Highland Park 10 days to ban assault weapons after then Gov. Patrick Quinn signed the new law or lose those rights, according to Mayor Nancy Rotering.
Firearms and large magazines that MA banned in 1998 are "not within the scope of the personal right to "Bear Arms" under the Second Amendment", Judge William Young wrote in his ruling.
Unlike Highland Park, Deerfield opted not to enact a total ban on assault weapons during a 10-day window that IL lawmakers' gave home-rule municipalities in 2013 before the state's new Firearm Concealed Carry Act eliminated their ability to do so.
After gun rights advocates sued to challenge the Highland Park ordinance, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ruled in the city's favour, finding that the ban left residents "with many self-defence options", including handguns. Such weapons are "dangerous and unusual", states the ordinance, which also alleges that state and federal authorities had failed to regulate them.
"California has an "assault weapons" ban and firearm confiscation orders but neither control prevented the Tuesday attack at YouTube's San Bruno headquarters", said the report. After that, they'll be fined $1,000 per day. Those four shootings combined claimed 150 lives. "A judge issued an injunction this summer preventing the ban from taking effect while the legal challenges play out".
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Joel Siegel of Lincolnwood said governments in other countries have banned weapons and then proceeded to use weapons against defenseless citizens.
"This is our generation's fight", she said, according to the Chicago Tribune.