Tazewell County panel to consider rewrite of gun rights resolution

Tazewell County panel to consider rewrite of gun rights resolution

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Hide caption FILE – In this April 10, 2013, file photo, a man holds a newly-assembled AR-15 rifle in New Britain, Conn. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) GateHouse Media Illinois PEKIN — The Tazewell County Board Executive Committee will meet during the June 27 County Board meeting to consider a rewrite of a resolution suggested by gun rights advocates. But the resolution will not go as far as advocates hoped. It will not make Tazewell County a Sanctuary County for Second Amendment gun rights or instruct the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office not to enforce state legislation that infringes against the Second Amendment right of citizens to bear arms. County Board Chairman David Zimmerman said the committee members tabled a resolution to place a referendum on the November ballot. The referendum would ask voters if the county should pass a resolution to ask the General Assembly not to pass laws that violate the Second Amendment, and to say the county is a supporter of the Second Amendment. Scott Plotner and other advocates presented a resolution at the May Tazewell County Board meeting that was passed by Effingham County to make that county a sanctuary city and prohibit the enforcement of state laws that violate the Second Amendment. He presented a rewrite of that resolution at the Wednesday committee meeting. Zimmerman said Thursday he and committee members expressed concern about the revised resolution. He said two County Board members have offered to rewrite the last paragraph of Plotner’s resolution to make it […]

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