A Quarter Of Illinois Counties Declared ‘Gun Sanctuaries’
By Tom Knighton
(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
One of the more controversial moves in recent years is the idea of “sanctuary cities,” communities that give the middle finger to the federal government when it comes to immigration law. Progressives hold up these communities as noble examples of resistance.
I wonder how they feel about the Illinois counties that have declared themselves sanctuaries of a very different sort.
Last week the Mercer County Board unanimously approved a measure to make the county the 30th gun sanctuary county in Illinois, The Dispatch-Argus reported. “We’re telling the state they cannot pass laws that impinge on our Second Amendment rights,” said Mercer County Board member Brian Anseeuw, R-New Windsor.
Described as largely symbolic, counties and cities across the state have moved since March to declare their local region a “sanctuary” for gun owners, starting with the Iroquois County Board. This came as a grassroots backlash against a package of gun control bills ranging from restricting those under age 21 from purchasing guns to bans on bump stocks and various licensing schemes for gun dealers that have seen success in the state legislature.
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