Illinois Town Flips The Script, Declares Itself Sanctuary For Law Abiding Gun Owners

While the rest of Illinois seems to be going the “lets put massive restrictions on law abiding citizens while ignoring all the criminals” route, including Deerfield, which banned all “assault rifles” from the city (good luck with the lawsuit, guys), this county is doing something different

(USA Today) An Illinois county’s board voted to make itself a sanctuary for gun owners and to not enforce laws that “unconstitutionally restrict the Second Amendment.”

The Effingham County Board approved the resolution 8-1 on Monday. Board members said they felt it was necessary to “take a stand” against gun control efforts in the Illinois legislature.

Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler told Fox News that they decided to “flip the script” and “make this a sanctuary county like they would for undocumented immigrants.”

Kibler admitted the action is largely symbolic and Sheriff Dave Mahon told the Effingham Daily News that the board’s decision would not dictate how his office enforces the law.

Of course, the comparison to sanctuary jurisdictions is wrong, since they are protecting people who are unlawfully present in the U.S., while the county would protect law abiding citizens engaged in using their 2nd Amendment Rights. Regardless, this is about optics. And they aren’t the first one to do it. Iroquois County, Illinois, was the model for Effingham County’s resolution.

Will other counties and cities follow suit? Possibly. Most law abiding citizens would be fine with some legislation that could cause us slight inconvenience in order to make it much, much harder for criminals to obtain firearms, but we know these are just stepping stones for the gun grabbers to grab guns.

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2 Responses to “Illinois Town Flips The Script, Declares Itself Sanctuary For Law Abiding Gun Owners”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    So much for narrative that no one needs an AR15 and a 30 round mag to defend themselves.

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