Illinois counties push for pro-gun 'sanctuaries,' imitating liberals

The resistance to new democratic gun control measures is growing in Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, and Illinois

March 04, 2019 - 2:34 pm
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More counties and their sheriff's are pushing back against new gun-control measures that they say infringe on the second amendment.

Reuters reports that 'pro-gun sanctuaries' have taken a page from the left - modeling their initiative after the 'sanctuary-city' idea. Here's a passage from that article: 

"Organizers of the pro-gun sanctuaries admit they took the idea from liberals who have created immigration sanctuaries across the United States where local officials defy the Trump administration’s efforts to enforce tougher immigration laws.

Now local conservatives are rebelling against majority Democratic rule in the states. Elected sheriffs and county commissioners say they might allow some people deemed to be threats under “red flag” laws to keep their firearms. In states where the legal age for gun ownership is raised to 21, authorities in some jurisdictions could refuse to confiscate guns from 18- to 20-year-olds."

The resistance to new democratic gun control measures is growing in Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, and Illinois.

Dave Campbell, a member of the board of Effingham County, Illinois told Rueters 63 counties or municipalities in Illinois have passed some form of a firearms sanctuary resolution and more are likely to follow. 

"If they want to have their own laws, that’s fine. Don’t shove them on us down here," Campbell says.

Supporters of pro-gun sanctuaries say they'll take the idea nationwide.

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