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At Least 80 Illinois County Sheriffs Will Refuse to Enforce State's New Gun Laws
By Rick Moran 9:37 AM on January 15, 2023

At least 80 county sheriffs and prosecutors have vowed not to enforce the new Illinois gun control law that bans 170 kinds of semi-automatic rifles and places limits on ammunition magazines.

“The right to keep and bear arms for defense of life, liberty and property is regarded as an inalienable right by the people,” said Iroquois County Sheriff Clinton Perzee. “I, among many others, believe that [House Bill 5471] is a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution,” he added.

Perzee said he would not use his jail to detain people solely for violating the new gun law.

“[N]either myself nor my office will be checking to ensure that lawful gun owners register their weapons with the State, nor will we be arresting or housing law abiding individuals that have been arrested solely with non-compliance of this Act,” Perzee said.



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Dozens of Illinois sheriff's departments say they will not enforce a new state law banning assault weapons. The sheriffs say they believe the ban is unconstitutional.

Here's a thread of their statements.

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Honoring one's oath of office has become so passe. Except in 80 Illinois Counties that is.

If liberal DA's can choose not to prosecute  crimes  that on the books then I don't see why IL Sheriffs are obligated to arrest citizens for an unjust law.  Equity and all you know.


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