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Armed and Safe is a gun rights advocacy blog, with the mission of debunking the "logic" of the enemies of the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms.

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Unpopularity of Chicago-style 'gun control' becoming increasingly obvious

Only a bit more than a week since my last update on the pro-freedom movement sweeping across Illinois, county by county, I have some more good news to report.

Actually, some of that good news had already happened by the time of that last update, but I hadn't heard about it--Putnam County adopted the resolution back on Oct. 9th.

This past Thursday, Clark County joined with the fifty-four counties that had already publicly affirmed their commitment to the Constitution.

Tazewell County has put the resolution on the board agenda for a vote on October 31st. As mentioned previously, Jackson County will take a committee vote in early November (the 6th).

For those keeping score, of the 102 counties in Illinois, fifty-five have already adopted the resolution, two plan to vote on it soon, forty-four still need work . . . and then there's Cook County, which still wants to impose its failed, draconian "gun-control" (citizen disarmament) policies on the rest of the state.

The updated map thus looks like this:
(click to enlarge)

As always, the Illinois Pro Second Amendment Resolution website is an excellent resource for keeping up to date on this grassroots movement.

The citizen disarmament advocates stand on the wrong side of a fundamental civil rights issue, but we shall overcome.


Ken said...

You guys are doing yeoman work. Denying Daley and Blagojevich even the fiction of "the will of the people" has value.

Here in Ahiya, it's about time to check in on the progress of our Castle Doctrine bill. There's another bill that would implement something fairly close to Alaska/Vermont carry, too, but I don't know what the prospects are--the NRA ain't blessed it yet (as a member, I get to snark about my own). :-P