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All Eighteen Gun Sanctuary Resolutions in Illinois Passed!

Published Friday, November 9, 2018

In a result that none of us here thought would happen, every Illinois county that had pro-Second Amendment resolutions on the ballot on Tuesday voted in favor of the measure, with most of them overwhelmingly in support. A further two more counties that we didn't previously know about approved sanctuary-style referendums as well, adding a dozen new counties to our new green majority. Cook County, meanwhile, passed anti-gun ballot measures, including one attempting to place more gun restrictions on the entire rest of the state.

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Voting Later Today on Illinois Gun Sanctuary County Referendums

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The long wait for ballot initiative question votes for Gun Owner Sanctuary County Resolutions has come, and a total of 16 counties have related questions up in these referendums. Additionally, one other county has passed a similar resolution by their County Board.

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California's Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill Expanding Gun Violence Restraining Orders

Published Thursday, September 27, 2018

In California, Governor Jerry Brown yesterday vetoed a bill presented by the legislature that would have allowed work associates, teachers, and other personnel to petition a judge to remove firearms from anyone they claim poses a danger to themselves or others. Brown responded to the bill by stating that current law already provides for all of the provisions that the new bill seeks to establish. Brown also separately sign another gun control bill that sets a new training requirement for those applying for concealed weapons permits.

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Ohio Governor Signs Executive Order Making Agencies Report Crime Data

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ohio Governor John Kasich on Monday afternoon signed an executive order that requires Ohio police officials and others to upload various felony arrests, restraining orders and warrants into the state's database that could prevent prohibited people from buying guns from retailers.

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Scrambling, Hawaii Asks State AG What The Ruling Means

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Unsure of how to handle the news that Hawaii can't simply deny every carry license that gets submitted, the state's Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin announced that he wants a legal opinion from the State's Attorney General to clarify exactly what authority the county police chiefs have regarding issue licenses permitting gun owners to carry concealed or unconcealed firearms. Could they be looking for a back door with which to continue the tyranny?

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Pike County, IL Passes Gun Owner Sanctuary County Resolution

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Whisperings in the rumor led us to send our investigator out on the job, who was able to confirm that Pike had, in fact, passed their own resolution. A short while later, we received a copy of the official resolution. It is virtually identical to the majority of Gun Owner Sanctuary County Resolutions that we've seen so far.

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Gun Owners of Vermont Sues to Stop New Gun Laws

Published Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Gun Owners of Vermont organization is suing the state, the director of the Vermont State Police, the Windham County state’s attorney, and the state’s attorney general in an effort to get a judge to force an injunction against the state's overreaching firearms restrictions, which take effect on October 1st. At least two of the provisions of the new gun laws are in direct conflict with both the US Constitution and Vermont's state constitution.

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Seattle Wants Gun Shops and Ranges to Have Warning Labels

Published Friday, September 21, 2018

King County Washington, which includes Seattle, now has legislation proposed compelling gun shops and gun ranges to display signs warning that ownership of guns leads to suicides, domestic violence, and accidental shootings. The county's Board of Health heard comments from the public Thursday afternoon on the proposal at the King County Courthouse and are expected to present their findings and recommendations to the county.

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California's Nearly 100-year-old Ridiculous Gun Law Shot Down

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A sensible judge in California, which must be pretty rare in that part of the country, last week struck down a highly unusual and unconstitutional but mostly overlooked state law regarding the advertising and sign placement of any banner or image at any firearms retailer that contained the likeness of a pistol that could be seen from outside the building. It might seem crazy that such a law still existed, or ever existed at all, but then... this is California we're talking about.

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Hancock County Il Becomes the Latest to Pass 2A Resolution

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Word comes on down from those in the know to Gun Rights Watch (thank you, Illinois State Rifle Association!) that Hancock County, Illinois joined the expanding chorus of, "No thank you" to the state legislature's ongoing effort to curtail the firearms rights of their citizens. Our count now puts the tally at 42 counties!

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