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Several Illinois Counties Pass Resolutions Calling Themselves “Sanctuary Cities” For Gun Owners

At least five counties in Illinois have passed resolutions establishing themselves as “sanctuary cities” for gun owners. “It’s a buzzword, a word that really gets attention,” said David Campbell, vice chairperson of the Effingham County Board, one of the counties passing a resolution. “With all these sanctuary cities, we just decided to turn it around to protect our Second Amendment rights.” The resolutions are mostly symbolic, but meant to send a message other areas of the state and Democratic lawmakers who have been mulling several pieces of gun-control legislation in Springfield. “They are trying to make a point that they really resent how the city of Chicago treats the rest of the state and how they’re treated as gun owners,” said Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association. (State Journal-Register)

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