Counties may embrace ‘sanctuary’ policies to protect gun owners

By Nick Givas

Counties in Illinois are fighting back against the state legislature on gun control by passing “sanctuary” resolutions designed to protect law abiding gun owners.

Five rural counties in the state have taken a page out of the Democrats’ immigration playbook and used “sanctuary” in their proposals, according to Fox News.

“It’s a buzzword, a word that really gets attention. With all these sanctuary cities, we just decided to turn it around to protect our Second Amendment rights,” David Campbell, vice chairman of the Effingham County Board told Fox News.

Close to 20 other counties requested copies of his county’s resolution to review the details and possibly mimic the proposition, Campbell said.

“We”re just stealing the language that sanctuary cities use,” Effingham County prosecutor Bryan Kibler told Fox News. “We wanted to … get across that our Second Amendment rights are slowly being stripped away.”

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5 thoughts on “Counties may embrace ‘sanctuary’ policies to protect gun owners

  1. Might be a band aid concept, but “Sanctuary” is not a good term for my Federal and State guaranteed rights.

  2. Sounds good, but as law-abiding gun owners that follow the laws do we need a sign??

    If we see a sign that states ” NO Guns or Weapons Allowed ” we won’t enter that
    establishment, we’ll take our business elsewhere. Their loss.

    What is being missed is the that ” Criminals and Crazies ” don’t care, if they see a sign that states “Gun Sanctuary” guess where the criminals & crazies are going to do their
    business … yup easy pickings.

    Liberal what a pack of fools, no common sense all for an agenda!

  3. Good for Illinois. That’s a great idea. Maybe we should copy them here in Vermont..

    • Unfortunately, we don’t have county government. The state in it so called wisdom controls everything under the golden bubble.

      • Then how come cities in VT are sanctuary cities? Bratt, Burl being just a few. Or is the whole state a sanctuary state and I missed it?

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