Schuyler County Illinois Passes Gun Owner Sanctuary Resolution

Monday's vote puts Illinois over the two-fifths mark for Gun Sanctuary Counties.

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Gun Rights Watch article by GRW Chief Editor

By a vote of 7 to 0, the Schuyler County Board in Rushville decided on Monday Night to join the 40 other counties declaring their support of the Second Amendment and resistance to the ever-encroaching restrictions imposed by the state legislature on their gun rights. Jason Goddard spoke and gave an impassioned testimony on the need for self-defense.

He went on to explain that this movement is growing because of the increasing need for families to protect their gun rights and need it to help prevent those rights from being infringed upon. He answered some questions and when the board was satisfied, he took his seat.

Board Chairman Max McClelland called for the vote then at 8:15PM and with his own vote in favor, it was unanimous. Schuyler County's resolution specifically states its intent to oppose any further restrictions on gun rights by the state government.

Not one protestor was in attendance and the whole process proceeded uneventfully. During the question and answer phase not one voice of dissent spoke against it.

Sheriff Bill Redshaw was looked to for some input on the decision, but he remained silent and seemed satisfied with the outcome.