Mercer County becomes a ‘sanctuary county’ for firearms


By: David Tripp
5 Jul 2018

Board members in Mercer County say passing the resolution is a symbolic way counties are banding together to tell the state legislature they stand with their Second Amendment rights.

“It is a message that the people here want to send saying we don’t want Chicago and Springfield telling us what to do with our Second Amendment,” said Board Member Brian Anseeuw. “It is guaranteed in the Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Illinois.”

Verification Citation/Source: Mercer County Board of Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 5 Jul 2018
Vote Count: Unanimous