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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Johnson County joins the pro-freedom movement

I've talked before (most recently here) about Pike and Brown Counties, and then Hancock and Schuyler Counties, fed up with Chicago-style, unconstitutional "gun control," adopting resolutions condemning said laws. In some cases, the resolutions expressly state that violations of laws that further infringe on the Second Amendment will not be prosecuted in those counties.

Now Johnson County has joined the list. I don't currently have the text of the resolution, but will post if and when I get it. I know that Henry County is considering a similar resolution, and there is an effort underway to put the adoption of such a resolution before the board here in Madison County. There are probably others that I don't know about.

I really don't know what will come of this, if anything. But I do think that at the very least, it provides evidence that many Illinois residents, contrary to what groups like the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence like to claim, are not "crying out for stronger gun laws." Indeed some of us are standing up and demanding stronger recognition of our gun rights.


Anonymous said...

These resolutions can be backed up by your sheriffs with the law on their side. They can put some major league hurt on agents who try to enforce illegal or unconstitutional laws. Read the following. They could be sentenced to death if found guilty of :

Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.
For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim.
The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term, or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any.
Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnaping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

Inform your sheriffs and the county authorities who are standing up, just how much power they can bring to bear.

nicolas said...

Really, Henry county? I'm impressed. Too bad I live on the wrong side of the road...