Effingham County, Illinois, Is Now An Official ‘Sanctuary County For Gun Owners’
The Effingham County board passed the new resolution with an 8-1 vote and directed its employees not to enforce any new state law that would “unconstitutionally restrict the Second Amendment.”
Effingham County board member David Campbell and Attorney Bryan Kibler explained the thinking behind the resolution and what it means for the county. Campbell said they decided to “take a stand” because they’ve seen an increasing number of state House and Senate bills that attack the Second Amendment.
“We decided it’s time for someone to take a hard stand,” Campbell said, explaining that he modeled the resolution after a similar one that was adopted by Iroquois County, Illinois. Kibler said they felt it was important to express that:
“Many residents in Effingham County are concerned about their Second Amendment rights slowly being stripped away.”
According to ijr.com:
If the state did pass a law that impacted Second Amendment rights, Sheriff Dave Mahon stated he would have to talk with the Illinois Sheriff’s Association as well as the state’s attorney before making any decisions.
Deerfield Village in Illinois recently voted to ban all semi-automatic guns, including pistols and shotguns with “certain features,” as well as anything larger than a 10-round magazine. The village told its residents that if they did not turn in their banned weapons, it could result in a fine as high as $1,000 per day.”