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(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.

“I believe the time has now come to revisit a complete ban of assault weapons,” Rosenthal said in a press release.

Local politicians contend that assault weapons are “not reasonably necessary to protect an individual’s right or self-defense.”

A new ordinance in Deerfield, Ill., banning assault weapons will take effect on June 13.
A new ordinance in Deerfield, Ill., banning assault weapons will take effect on June 13. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

The Deerfield Village board unanimously approved the legislation, which is set to take effect on June 13.

Residents who violate the ban by not rescinding their weapons by then will be fined up to $1,000 per day for each offense.

The ordinance could be challenged on constitutional grounds, but a similar law passed in Highland Park, Ill., in 2013 survived in court.

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