Weird ordinance. They define "Assault Weapon" as:
Any semiautomatic action, centerfire rifle or carbine that accepts a detachable magazine with a capacity of 20 rounds or more.
What's interesting is that the ban is based on magazine capacity, but it doesn't actually ban the magazines themselves. If a gun can accept the magazine, then the gun itself is banned. Thus, even though you can get 10 round magazines for an AR, it doesn't help because the AR is still capable of accepting 30 round magazines. What an asinine law.
Interestingly, the law also has several restrictions on handguns which violates preemption. Any semi-automatic handgun that can accept a magazine that holds more than 20 rounds (thus all pistols with a detachable magazine) is an Assault Weapon. As is any handgun that is based on a rifle, such as an AR pistol.
Going even further, this ordinance is completely out of date. Sec. 66-227 prohibits concealed carry with no exception for FCCL holders. Sec. 66-228 prohibits discharge of a firearm without any exception for lawful self defense. My suburb has a "no carry" law and a "no firearms discharge" law, but it provides an exceptions for people who are licensed to carry and for lawful self defense respectively. So Nile's law is strange.
Oh, even more interesting is 66-231:
"It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, give, loan or furnish to any minor under the age of 18 years any gun, pistol, rifle, revolver or other firearm within the corporate limits of the village."
So I guess you can't take your kid to the Niles range.
66-232 is even worse! A strict reading it prohibits Nerf guns because it's a "gun or object from which a projectile is propelled." Also, don't teach your kids to cook because that chef's knife is longer than 3" and illegal for a minor to handle.
Edited by Hazborgufen, 02 September 2016 - 09:57 AM.