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Illinois Democrat Pushes Ban On ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ Declarations

An Illinois Democrat is pushing legislation that would make it illegal for counties to declare “Second Amendment Sanctuary” status.

Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D – Illinois, filed a bill to prohibit local governments from going against state law when it comes to firearms.

Howard’s legislative proposal comes as states that are pushing gun control legislation directly against the will of the citizens across the nation. Dozens of counties in New Mexico, Colorado and several in southern Illinois reject state-level Democrats’ attempt to restrict law-abiding citizens of their Second Amendment rights.

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed legislation Friday to criminalize private gun sales, prompting 25 of New Mexico’s 33 counties declared they have no intention of enforcing it and will continue to allow “Second Amendment” status.

In addition to broadening prohibited persons list for firearm purchases and possession, New Mexico Democrats are pushing universal background checks, gun confiscation via red flag laws.

Twenty-nine of 33 sheriffs stood with county governments in rejecting the Democrat governor’s gun control. Grisham responded to the sheriffs by describing them as “a few” members of law enforcement who are “making noise.”

Rep. Howard’s bill, HB 3553, would prohibit such the anti-gun control declarations.

“[This bill] amends the Counties Code and the Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a county or municipality may not pass an ordinance or resolution restricting enforcement of any State law or regulation concerning the ownership or use of firearms unless permitted to do so under the express provisions of the law or regulation,” a synopsis of the measure states.

HB 3553 is currently with the House Judiciary-Criminal Committee

Alicia Powe


Alicia Powe

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