While California has been all over the news for its “sanctuaries” for undocumented immigrants, one county in Illinois has a totally different idea: a sanctuary for gun owners.
According to the Associated Press, the Effingham County Board passed a resolution on an 8-1 vote Monday to agree not to enforce new Illinois laws that “unconstitutionally restrict the Second Amendment.” Bryan Kibler, the county’s attorney, told the Effingham Daily News that the resolution is mostly symbolic and will not impact decisions made at the sheriff’s office.
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.