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There’s no reason to deny it:  The state of Illinois does not have a great history of decision making when it comes to the right to bear arms.

In essence, the Second Amendment is extremely simple; if you can’t protect yourself from an out of control government, how free can you truly be, right?  So, we are intended to have plenty of weapons powerful enough to keep the Feds from getting their grubby little paws into our wallets, or their noses into our business.

Freedom, ya’ll.  You either have it or you do not.

So when Illinois, and the City of Chicago, go around tweaking what they think the Founding Fathers would have wanted, you’re guaranteed to have trouble.  Now, in response to the brewing controversy over the Land of Lincoln’s liberal leanings on gun control, a number of communities are taking a stand for themselves.

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The resolution declaring Effingham County a sanctuary for guns has started a statewide trend of opposition to legislation directed toward firearms. But it remains to be seen if it has any real effect in Springfield.

So far, 30 Illinois counties have passed “firearms sanctuary” resolutions that oppose bills before the state legislature and declare that the counties will not enforce laws that infringe on the Second Amendment. The resolutions have not been tested by any new laws, but it appears the resolutions would not affect how law enforcement operates.

Illinois State Police officials say they will still enforce gun laws, regardless of a local resolution.

On Thursday, Effingham County Board Member David Campbell proposed the board take it a step farther and turn it into a referendum. The idea didn’t progress out of the committee meeting.

This bold stance stands in stark contrast to the previous position of prominent cities such as Chicago, who themselves are just now coming to grips with the damage done by their own longstanding handgun ban.

The liberal left has not been kind to the idea of sanctuary cities when it comes to conservative ideals, but have no problem promoting those who would harbor illegal immigrants under the same moniker.

 

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