McDonough County joined 33 other Illinois counties Wednesday in approving a resolution to the state opposing any changes regarding firearms possession. An audience of 72 came to the courthouse to witness the board’s discussion of the issue.
26 of Illinois' 102 counties have passed "gun sanctuary" resolutions or similar measures. The term is a play on the phrase "sanctuary city," which describes cities where political and law enforcement leaders limit their cooperation
The People of Gallatin County, Illinois. do hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the Right of the People to keep and bear arms
Desires to restrict the individual Right of US Citizens as Protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution
Cumberland County IL, pass Second Amendment Resolution
Clark County Board passed a Resolution expressing its displeasure with the Illinois State Legislature’s continuous attacks on the Second Amendment Rights of its citizens.
Since the first wave of resolutions passed this summer, the total number of county boards that passed resolutions has reached at least 38 of Illinois’ 102 counties, with other counties taking similar measures.
Pike County IL, Passes 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Resolution
After the question failed to advance to a vote, the commissioners voted instead to take up the original referendum opposing five specific pieces of gun legislation that were under consideration at the state level, some of which deal with wait periods for purchasing certain weapons and others banning possession of firearm accessories like bump stocks. That passed unanimously.
Hillsboro became the first city in Illinois to publicly adopt a resolution opposing the passage of legislation by the General Assembly that would restrict the Second Amendment Rights of U.S. citizens.