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St. Clair Township Declares 2A Sanctuary Status, Taking The County Piecemeal

Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019

In St. Clair Township of St. Clair County tonight, the township's board took the opportunity to send a message to the state legislature that they're joining the chorus of voices in opposition to recent attempts at extreme and unconstitutional gun control efforts.

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Gallatin County Passes 2A Resolution; Jasper County Won't Prosecute

Published Thursday, July 11, 2019

In Shawneetown, the seat of Gallatin County, Illinois, the County Board finally voted 4 to 1 tonight to approves a resolution confirming the Second Amendment rights of the county's citizens. The board and the county's population lean heavily Democrat.

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The Illinois Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties Movement, Animated

Published Tuesday, June 25, 2019

While there are still numerous county-level Second Amendment Sanctuary and other resolutions going on around Illinois, we've been asked repeatedly to show an animation of each county change as it happened. This is for those of you that requested it. This is a just-for-fun exercise to pass time while we finish up several other projects all going on at the same time.

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California's First City to Declare Itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary Is Also Its Hottest

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Second Amendment Sanctuaries movement now includes among its members America's hottest city of Needles, California, which wants travelers to stop bypassing the town as a way to avoid running afoul of the state's onerous gun restrictions. 

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Nevada Sheriffs Unanimously Reject Unconstitutional Gun Laws

Published Saturday, June 15, 2019

Collectively, all 17 sheriffs of the Nevada counties have agreed upon, drawn up, and signed an open letter to their constituents proclaiming their resolve in supporting and defending the Second Amendment. While the letter doesn't specifically address SB143, everyone in the state knows that the prime controversy and furor over the first half of 2019 has been over the bill and this is an unprecedented move for the Nevada Sheriffs’ & Chiefs’ Association.

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Bureau County IL Passes 2A Resolution, Crawford County Won't Prosecute

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Bureau County surprised us tonight with news that they had passed a sanctuary resolution, joining the massive field of green on our map. We also heard that the Crawford County states attorney has declared that he will join with the others to not prosecute unconstitutional gun laws. This makes Bureau the 65th such county along with two full townships and two smaller towns, splitting the state neatly across the north at right about the I-80 mark.

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Not Willing To Wait, NRA Appeals to IL Supremes Against FOID

Published Saturday, June 8, 2019

The NRA has teamed with Guns Save Life to seek an immediate injunction against the Firearm Owner's Identification Card Act until all other litigation is settled in the case of a man whose guns were confiscated when the FOID system falsely showed he had a battery conviction. The unconstitutionality of the FOID Act should have been apparent years ago when it was implemented, as it creates a second hurdle of permissibility to navigate for a right already universally guaranteed by the Second Amendment.

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National Lawsuits Look to Void The FOID Everywhere in America

Published Thursday, June 6, 2019

A slew of national gun rights advocacy groups have all jointly filed a lawsuit against the state of Illinois for its FOID card law, which has recently seen egregious and overreaching restrictions attempted to be added to its already overly strict requirement (SB1966). The case stems from the previous People v. Brown decision, in which a woman kept a .22 rifle in her home but did not have a state-issued FOID card.

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O'Fallon Township in Illinois Declares Itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2019

In O'Fallon Township, St. Clair County, Illinois earlier today the township board unanimously passed a Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution after becoming frustrated with the lack of action on the part of the St. Clair County Board to do the same. This action was spurred by retired Lt. Col. Dane Harrel, who spoke at the recent "Take Back Illinois" rally in Effingham and a friend of Gun Rights Watch.

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Colorado's First Metropolitan City Becomes a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Commerce City became the first metropolitan city in Colorado to vote and declare its intention to not enforce Colorado's new red flag law, joining exactly three-quarters of the state's counties and several towns who have already chosen to do so. Numerous gun rights advocates were on hand to speak up about the importance of keeping their families safe from those who would abuse the law.

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