EFFINGHAM COUNTY - While the state legislature threatens more gun control measures for Illinois, Effingham County's council has decided to stand in resistance, based on the U.S. Constitution.
“If the Government of the State of Illinois shall infringe upon the inalienable rights granted by the Second Amendment, Effingham County shall become a ‘sanctuary county’ for all firearms," a resolution passed 8 to 1 Monday night says.
Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler and board member David Campbell said on Fox News' morning show Fox & Friends that a barrage of gun-control bills working their way through the Illinois House and Senate was a clear signal to “take a stand.”
The two admitted the resolution was more "symbolism" than a legal document, but there is word that nearby counties will be considering a similar resolution in their upcoming meetings.
Iroquois County passed a similar pro-Second Amendment resolution in March, but did not declare itself a "sanctuary" for guns.