Board votes for McHenry Twp. to become a gun sanctuary

Board votes for McHenry Twp. to become a gun sanctuary

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McHenry Township Trustee Steve Verr speaks at a board meeting Dec. 20 in Johnsburg. McHenry Township board trustees voted unanimously Thursday to adopt a resolution to make the township a sanctuary for gun owners. A gun sanctuary prohibits or impedes the enforcement of certain gun-control measures perceived as violative of the Second Amendment. The reason for the vote at the township level, Trustee Steve Verr said, is because the McHenry County Board won’t take a vote on the resolution. "When so many counties are adopting it, there’s no need for township to adopt it. It’s only when things get stagnated at the county level where the townships can take action, so we’re doing that right here and now, and we’re making a statement to the county board to let this thing come up for a vote," Verr said. While Board Supervisor Craig Adams was not against the gun sanctuary resolution, he said it should’ve been done at the county level instead. "If we pass this, we have no agreements with the sheriffs in the township areas. It has no teeth," he said. "I would refer to the county because they have law enforcement." Wonder Lake resident Sue Rose agreed with Adams that at the township level, the resolution is "pointless." Some residents tore up the resolution in opposition. McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler was there to gain support from the township. He said more than 60 counties in Illinois have become gun sanctuaries. "It’s something that’s not out […]

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