Illinois Counties Declare ‘Sanctuary’ Status For Gun Owners, Democrats Cry Foul
To the left “gun control” means only one thing… complete and utter removal and confiscation and destruction of all weapons from all of society. That includes all guns from all honest, law-abiding people.
Using the Democrat’s own weapon against them is so sweet but using it for a constitutional reason is even better!
Guns are harmless except in the hands of people declared mentally incompetent or criminals. People should be able to protect themselves.
Several rural Illinois counties have taken a stand for gun rights by co-opting a word that conservatives associate with a liberal policy to skirt the law: sanctuary.
At least five counties recently passed resolutions declaring themselves sanctuary counties for gun owners – a reference to so-called sanctuary cities such as Chicago that don’t cooperate with aspects of federal immigration enforcement.
The resolutions are meant to put the Democratic-controlled Legislature on notice that if it passes a host of gun bills, including new age restrictions for certain weapons, a bump stock ban and size limit for gun magazines, the counties might bar their employees from enforcing the new laws.
It’s a buzzword, a word that really gets attention. With all these sanctuary cities, we just decided to turn it around to protect our Second Amendment rights,” said David Campbell, vice chairman of the Effingham County Board. He said at least 20 Illinois counties and local officials in Oregon and Washington have asked for copies of Effingham County’s resolution.
County officials fear their state legislators won’t be able to stop the passage of the gun restrictions because they are outnumbered by lawmakers from in and around Chicago, where the vast majority of the more than 650 homicides last year involved guns.
Co-opting the sanctuary title is also a way of drawing attention to the rural-urban political divide that was so stark in the last general election, when “downstate” areas of Illinois backed Donald Trump, who remains popular with those voters, while the Chicago backed Hillary Clinton, who grew up in the suburbs. More
— JamieR (@Jamierodr10) May 7, 2018
While Chicago is declaring itself a “sanctuary” city for illegals, these Illinois counties are declaring “sanctuary” status for gun owners. In other words, they gave the finger to the leftist state legislature who is pushing gun control. https://t.co/bNGv7Lzlvi
— Kyle Ferrebee (@AmericanMee) May 7, 2018
— 🇺🇸RespectTheAnthem🇺🇸 (@AnthemRespect) May 7, 2018
— Janice_TXBlessed (@JaniceTXBlessed) May 7, 2018
Democrats cry foul:
More Trump-style f*ckery.https://t.co/3WwURqxLXM
— Nanageddon☠🌊 (@NanaSewDear) May 7, 2018
Lol, amazed and confused by wyff stories. It’s like your trying to be like 106.3, headline grabbing.
When will media stop using American tragedies to make money. What a shame we can’t talk about how we can do better than this.
— Eleanor, Stormy Daniels (@EleanorJDaniel2) May 7, 2018
Illinois counties declare ‘sanctuary’ status for gun owners https://t.co/3ZaE88ZTST No one is losing their 2A rights. 2A doesn’t require bump stocks or high capacity magazines and no one needs either one. No child under 21 needs a gun, unless they are in the Military.
— Jartt Krushing (@Harley3669) May 7, 2018
Once you start ignoring laws, you don’t have them anymore. It was eminently predictable where this was going to end. Everyone has laws that they don’t like.
— Jeff Terry (@nuclear94) May 6, 2018
The crumbling of democracy.
— Scott Detweiler (@scotty_det) May 6, 2018
There are 102 counties in Illinois. Four or five is not significant.
— Paul Charles Foster (@Yukonpaul) May 6, 2018