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General Category => National News/Current Events => Topic started by: rangerrebew on April 22, 2019, 08:05:45 AM

Title: Second Amendment 'sanctuary county' movement expands as organizers take aim at new gun laws
Post by: rangerrebew on April 22, 2019, 08:05:45 AM
 Second Amendment 'sanctuary county' movement expands as organizers take aim at new gun laws


Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas

It was no accident Effingham County’s resolution to protect the rights of gun owners stole an important word from the very people the resolution was intended to provoke, supporters of the country’s sanctuary cities movement.

Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler last month told a raucous crowd the origin story behind the “Second Amendment sanctuary county” movement, which began in Effingham and now includes 64 of the state’s 102 counties, counties in three other states, and nine more states in which counties are eyeing similar nonbinding measures. And as state legislators, emboldened by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, look at more gun-control measures, counties are looking at more ways to resist them.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-second-amendment-sanctuary-county-movement-illinois-20190416-story.html (https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-second-amendment-sanctuary-county-movement-illinois-20190416-story.html)