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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fighting back against Cook County's civilian disarmament tyranny

OK--I know I promised to give everybody a break from Illinois issues, but this is hot stuff. Besides, I did post something this morning that wasn't about Illinois, and at least this isn't (specifically) about SB 1007.

I have written in the not too distant past about resolutions adopted in several Illinois counties protesting the ever more draconian gun legislation inflicted on the state, the vast majority of which (if not all of which) oozes down from Cook County. Pike and Brown Counties adopted such resolutions last month (discussed here, here, here, and here). A scanned copy of Pike's resolution can be found here. Brown County's is short and sweet:

Brown County, Illinois - Resolution

We disagree with SB 16 and any new bills or laws which would restrict or deny the 2nd amendment rights for law abiding citizens. We further affirm our rights under the U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights 2nd Amendment which states "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

Voted on and passed 8-0 4-9-07
Today's news is that Schuyler and Hancock Counties have both adopted similar resolutions. Furthermore, according to this article, Henry County is in the process of adopting such a resolution.
Henry County Sheriff Gib Cady said after the press conference that the county is adopting a resolution opposing any legislation, 'that would infringe upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms and consider such laws to be unconstitutional and beyond lawful legislative authority!'
Today's other news is that a brand new effort is underway here in my own Madison County to do the same. This online petition has been posted today, to urge the Madison County Board to adopt the following resolution:
Madison County, Illinois Gun Control Resolution

WHEREAS, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms is guaranteed as an Individual Right under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and under the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and;

WHEREAS, the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms for defense of Life, Liberty, and Property is regarded as an Inalienable Right by the People of Madison County, Illinois, and;

WHEREAS, the enjoyment of all safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting and shooting is greatly valued by the People of Madison County, Illinois, and;

WHEREAS, the People of Madison County, Illinois, derive great economic benefit from all safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting, and shooting conducted within Madison County using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and;

WHEREAS, the Madison County Board, being elected to represent the People of Madison County and being duly sworn by their Oath of office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and;

WHEREAS, the Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois Senate, being elected by the People of the State of Illinois and being duly sworn by their Oath of Office to uphold the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and;

WHEREAS, proposed legislation under consideration by the Illinois State Legislature would infringe the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and would ban the possession and use of firearms now employed by individual citizen in Madison County, Illinois, for defense of Life, Liberty and Property and would ban the possession and the use of firearms now employed for the safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting and shooting conducted within Madison County, Illinois;

NOW, THEREFORE, IT BE AND HEREBY RESOLVED that the People of Madison County, Illinois, do hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the Right of the People to keep and bear arms and consider such laws to be unconstitutional and beyond lawful Legislative Authority!
Free Illinois gun owners.

10 comments:

opaww said...

I sure hope this passes and many more follow in its foot steps

Anonymous said...

This is exciting news! Do you have links to or copies of the resolutions of Schuyler and Hancock counties?

-ckm, gazette.flederma.us

45superman said...

Not yet, CKM--if and when I find that, I'll be sure to post it.

straightarrow said...

unless your sheriffs in such counties are willing to arrest and charge any agent of the state who tries to enforce the laws they say they will not tolerate, it means nothing.

A sheriff can do so. A local judge can then keep them in jail without bail for any number of crimes which they will have committed. But, it matters not if they don't have the balls for it.

If you draw a line in the sand, you must defend it when it is trespassed or surrender.

Reason said...

Would you mind sharing your login for the qctimes.com article?

You could email it to reasonengaged AT gmail DOT com.

45superman said...

Would you mind sharing your login for the qctimes.com article?

You could email it to reasonengaged AT gmail DOT com.


Reason, unfortunately, I don't have a subscription. Apparently, qctimes articles are available for free when they first come out, but require a paid subscription to view, once they're archived.

The good news, though, is that the same article (I think) can be seen at Free Republic, here. Hope that helps.

Reason said...

Thanks, and keep up the good work.

-Nick

Reason said...

Do you have a source for the Henry County resolution? I'd like to read the text, but can't find it anywhere.

45superman said...

Do you have a source for the Henry County resolution? I'd like to read the text, but can't find it anywhere.

Let me see if I can find it, Reason--I'll post another comment here one way or the other.

45superman said...

Reason, I haven't had any luck finding Henry County's specific resolution. This link has scanned copies of many of the resolutions (which are generally pretty similar), but I didn't see Henry's.

You might ask these folks--if anyone could help you with that, I imagine it would be them.