Stick to your guns, but don’t stick out your tongue at rule of law

Stick to your guns, but don't stick out your tongue at rule of law

We totally get and sympathize with the " gun sanctuary " movement — Springfield lawmakers need to get the message about tinkering with Second Amendment rights. But just like the "sanctuary city" movement in which municipal authorities refuse to help federal immigration authorities, leaders in "gun sanctuaries" need to halt before their thoughts turn to actions. There are 26 of Illinois’ 102 counties that passed "gun sanctuary" resolutions, including Monroe County. Twelve are about to do so. Two are asking their voters, including Madison County . These are all rural counties, where it might take deputies 20 minutes to answer your call for help. The proposals on age restrictions, additional licensing for gun dealers, ammunition capacity, waiting periods and assault weapons are coming from Chicago lawmakers, who live in a world where many cops are minutes away. Help us deliver journalism that makes a difference in our community. Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to produce. If you read and enjoy our journalism, please consider subscribing today. SUBSCRIBE TODAY Chicago is one of the nation’s " sanctuary cities ," where leaders have said it is OK to ignore federal immigration law and refuse to cooperate with federal authorities. Translation: Don’t put your immigration rules on us, but we’re perfectly willing to put our gun rules on you. We’re with U.S. Rep. Mike Bost. It’s fine to send your messages up the line, but don’t cross the line by refusing to do your job. "There […]

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