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An Illinois Town Just Voted To Ban Assault Weapons Within City Limits

Though on a national level, the debate surrounding gun control continues without any action from Congress, some areas of the country are taking matters into their own hands. Florida recently passed a new law which raised the legal gun-purchasing age from 18 to 21. New York has approved legislation which makes it illegal for domestic abusers to own guns. Following suit, a small town in Illinois is banning assault weapons within city limits.

Deerfield's Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favor of an assault weapons ban.

Though gun reform advocates see this as a victory, not all of Deerfield's residents are on board with the change.

Deerfield residents now have until June to get rid of their weapons, surrender them to the government, or face a steep fine.

Twitter users are weighing in on the legality of the Board's actions:

In the meantime, however, many believe this will make the streets of Deerfield just a little bit safer.

H/T – Twitter, CNN, Chicago Tribune

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Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--