On April 16, 2021, the Effingham County, Illinois Board Members passed an act in support of the Second Amendment, titled the Second Amendment Preservation Act. If you know the vote count for this resolution, please let us know by emailing contact@sanctuarycounties.com.

Verification Citation/Source: Effingham, IL– County Board
Resolution date passed: 19 Apr 2021
Vote Count: Unknown.


Note:

According to the meeting minutes from April 19, 2021, during the board meeting, the Preservation Act was modified to turn “may” into “shall” in points 5, 6, and 7 and the $250 fine was increased to $500 in point 7. Unfortunately, we could not find a copy of the modified / signed Second Amendment Preservation Act. If you have a copy, please email it to contact@sanctuarycounties.com.

Effingham County Illinois Second Amendment Preservation Act 2021

Be it enacted by the Effingham County, Illinois Board as follows: All federal, state, and international laws, acts, orders, rules, regulations, proclamations, declarations and agreements passed by any federal, state, or international government whether past, present, or future, which infringe upon the people’s right to keep and bear arms in accordance with natural law and guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article I Section 22 of the Illinois State Constitution shall be deemed invalid in Effingham County, Illinois, shall not be recognized in Effingham County, Illinois, shall be specifically rejected by Effingham County, Illinois, and shall be considered null and void and having no effect in Effingham County, Illinois.

I. These include, but are not limited to:

a. Any tax levy, fee or stamp imposed on firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition not common to all other goods and services which will have a adverse effect on the purchase, ownership or possession of those items by the citizens of Effingham County, Illinois;

b. Any registering or tracking of firearms, firearms accessories, or ammunition retailers which will have an adverse effect on the purchase, ownership or possession of those items in Effingham County Illinois;

c. Any registering or tracking of firearms, firearms accessories, or ammunition owners which will have an adverse effect on the purchase, ownership or possession of those items in Effingham County Illinois;

d. Any directive for firearms, firearms accessories, or ammunition confiscation in Effingham County Illinois;

e. Any directive which infringes on the people’s right to keep and bear arms in Effingham County, Illinois shall be considered null and void, and not recognized by Effingham County, Illinois. Presidential Executive Orders, Current House and Senate Bills include but are not limited to HR 8, HR 30, FIR 167, HR 1446, HR 1620, HB 192, HB 552, HB 717, HB 2768, HB 2769, HB 3212, HB 3222, HB 3245, HB 3653, HB 3943, HB 3961, HB 4055, SB 568, SB 2510.

f. Any tax related to the exercise of any natural right is null and void, and of no effect,

2. Effingham County, Illinois declares it is the duty of the courts and of law enforcement agencies, in accordance with sworn oaths to protect the rights of all citizens and that no person, public officer or employee of Effingham County, Illinois or any political subdivision of Effingham County, Illinois, shall have authority to enforce or attempt to enforce any directives infringing on the right to keep and bear arms.

3. Effingham County; Illinois grants the Sheriff of Effinghatn County, Illinois the discretion and authority to deputize United States Citizens in Effingham County, Illinois as needed, in order to, prevent the enforcement of any illegal directive infringing on the right to keep and bear arms.

4. Effingham County, Illinois declares that any person while acting as an official agent, representative, employee, or deputy of any international, federal, state or municipal entity who enforces or attempts to impose any of the infringements identified in this ordinance or gives material aid and support to others who enforce or attempt to enforce any of the infringements identified in this ordinance may be permanently ineligible to be hired as a law enforcement officer or to supervise law enforcement officers for the Effingham County, Illinois Sheriff’s Department.

5. Effingham County States Attorney, shall assist and advise citizens filing formal complaints, pursue civil rights violations redress, and prosecute conspiracies involving officers at all levels who violate their oaths, to include their chains of command, by way of vicarious liability.

6. All agents attempting to enforce the actions listed in, but not limited to, Section 1 of this ordinance, shall be subject to arrest by the Effingham County, Illinois Sheriff’s Department.

7. “bat a violation of this ordinance shall subject the violator to a $250 fine for each violation.

8. This ordinance will be known and cited as the “Second Amendment Preservation Act of Effingham County”, Illinois, and will be effective on the date of passage.

James Niemann 

Chairman of the County Hoard of the County of Effingham, Illinois

Attest:

Kerry Hirtzel 

Clerk of the County of Effingham, Illinois


Note:

According to the meeting minutes from April 19, 2021, during the board meeting, the Preservation Act was modified to turn “may” into “shall” in points 5, 6, and 7 and the $250 fine was increased to $500 in point 7. Unfortunately, we could not find a copy of the modified / signed Second Amendment Preservation Act. If you have a copy, please email it to contact@sanctuarycounties.com.

Effingham Illinois Preservation Act Page 1
Effingham Illinois Preservation Act Page 2

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