“Sanctuary” has taken on new meaning thanks to leftists appropriating it. The word’s latest connotation involves pandering to illegal immigrants (see Sanctuary State: California Mayor Warns Illegals of ICE Raid and Illegal Crook Rapes Two After Sanctuary State Oregon Releases Him…). By declaring themselves a sanctuary, officials pick and choose what laws they follow. Some officials in Illinois think that sounds like the cat’s pajamas. They’ve declared themselves sanctuary counties. For gun owners.
Consider the script flipped:
At least five counties recently passed resolutions declaring themselves sanctuary counties for gun owners — a reference to so-called sanctuary cities such as Chicago that don’t cooperate with aspects of federal immigration enforcement.
The resolutions are meant to put the Democratic-controlled Legislature on notice that if it passes a host of gun bills, including new age restrictions for certain weapons, a bump stock ban and size limit for gun magazines, the counties might bar their employees from enforcing the new laws.
“It’s a buzzword, a word that really gets attention. With all these sanctuary cities, we just decided to turn it around to protect our Second Amendment rights,” said David Campbell, vice chairman of the Effingham County Board. He said at least 20 Illinois counties and local officials in Oregon and Washington have asked for copies of Effingham County’s resolution.
Fascinating. Blue states like Illinois are similar to California and New York. They are “blue” because of two or three counties brimming with leftists living on top of one another like dumpster rats fighting for diapers. Who then dictate to the rest of the state in a finger-shaking fashion. But all of Illinois, like New York and California, is not drinking the Kool-Aid Chicago sharts out.
Seem they’ve grown tired of being ruled by an oppressive minority.
If cities can declare themselves “sanctuary cities” to protect people living there ILLEGALLY, counties should be able to declare themselves “sanctuary counties” to protect people owning firearms LEGALLY.
How soon before other states look to Illinois and appropriate for themselves? State politics could get a lot more interesting.