Monroe County, Illinois leaders declare it a ‘sanctuary county’ for gun owners

Some rural IL counties have passed resolutions to establish a " sanctuary " for gun owners to counter efforts by the Democratic-led state legislature to pass stricter gun control laws. Effingham and Iroquois Counties were the first to pass the measures, with similar resolutions passing since then in Saline, Jefferson and Perry County. The sanctuaries are hoping to send a message to the Democratic-controlled Legislature in the state who are now working to pass gun control bills. "It’s a buzzword, a word that really gets attention", David Campbell, vice chairman of the Effingham County Board, told the AP. "With all these sanctuary cities, we just chose to turn it around to protect our Second Amendment rights ", David Campbell, vice chairman of the Effingham County Board, told the Newsweek. "With all these sanctuary cities, we just made a decision to turn it around to protect our Second Amendment rights". Sanctuary counties might prohibit law enforcement from enforcing new firearm laws, much in the way "sanctuary" cities, counties and states, have refused to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement officials, the WGN report said. What gun restriction laws have IL lawmakers proposed? Mariners beat Jays 5-0 as Canadian James Paxton pitches no-hitter That punch-out tally included a career-high 16 strikeouts in his last outing on May 2 against Oakland. Centre-fielder Dee Gordon got the second out, a sharply hit line drive to centre field. Campbell indicated that 20 other IL counties have asked to see Effingham County’s "sanctuary" declaration as they […]

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