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Illinois County to Become ‘Sanctuary County’…For Guns

More sanctuary news in the headlines this week, but not for the reason you’d think.

Effingham County, Illinois, has had enough of the state legislature’s socialist crackdown on guns (Chicago is home to some of the most draconian gun control laws in the nation).

And now they’re taking matters into their own hands.

By a vote of 8 to 1, the county board declared that, should a spate of anti-gun laws pass through the state legislature in the coming weeks, the county will officially become a sanctuary for gun owners in which authorities will not enforce the new state laws.

Finally, some federalism and common sense in an otherwise blue state.

This could be another showdown at the OK Corral.

Here’s more from Hotair…

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Out in Illinois, the state legislature has been attempting to seize on the supposed momentum for new firearms restrictions and begun passing a raft of new gun control measures. Governor Bruce Rauner has been using his veto powers in some cases, but that hasn’t slowed down the Democrats seeking new restrictions. In response to this flurry of legislative activity, the residents and elected officials of one Illinois county have come up with what some are seeing as at least a partial solution. They’ve voted to declare themselves a “sanctuary county” for gun owners if the new control measures all go into effect. (Washington Times)

An overwhelming majority of board members in Effingham County, Illinois, decided to “flip the script” this week and declare itself a “sanctuary” for gun owners.

Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler and board member David Campbell called a barrage of gun-control bills working their way through the Illinois House and Senate a clear signal that it’s time to “take a stand.”

The men joined “Fox & Friends First” on Thursday to discuss a new Second Amendment resolution that passed along an 8-1 vote…

The resolution reads: “If the Government of the State of Illinois shall infringe upon the inalienable rights granted by the Second Amendment, Effingham County shall become a ‘sanctuary county’ for all firearms.”

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