By Liz Bradner: The League of Women Voters of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area was gratified to read that a US District Court found Highland Park’s ordinance banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines does not violate the Second Amendment and can be enforced.
The League testified, along with many other residents, before the Lake Forest City Council in the summer of 2013 urging such a ban here but was unsuccessful. The Lake Bluff Village Board similarly took no action.
The League agrees with the federal judge who found that such weapons have “the decidedly offensive purpose of quickly acquiring multiple targets and firing at those targets”
We believe assault weapons are for military use only and have no self-protection purpose in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. State legislation now forbids enacting a ban. The City Council and the Village Board should have banned assault weapons and high capacity magazines while the window was open.
Liz Bradner, Co-president
League of Women Voters Lake Forest/Lake Bluff