Illinois county’s board votes to declare it a ‘sanctuary’ for gun-owners

Illinois county’s board votes to declare it a ‘sanctuary’ for gun-owners
Detail, Patrick Henry before the Virginia House of Burgesses; Peter F. Rothermel (1817-1895)

[Ed. – This isn’t written like an ordinance, and the board members say they regard it as symbolic.  Sounds like more of a resolution, as Fox calls it, than a measure meant to obtain in law.  But it’s interesting, in part because colonial assemblies were doing exactly this kind of thing in what later became the states, prior to 1776.]

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 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.”

Mr. Kibler said that Effingham’s move, while “mostly symbolic,” was drafted to articulate the high level of discontent among its population.

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