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F1rst Things F1rst:
ILLINOIS:

26 COUNTIES NOW
"GUN SANCTUARY" COUNTIES

Illinois has long been known for having some of the strictest
gun laws in America. It's one of only seven states to require a
license or permit to buy a firearm, and it's one of five requiring a
waiting period for the purchase of a firearm.
The result? Chicago remains one of the leaders in
gun-related crimes. There were more than 4,000 victims in
2016 and 3,500 in 2017-and comparing year-to-date totals,
this year is only slightly behind last year. The rate of violence
is so high that the state's main newspaper, the Chicago Tribune,
has a page dedicated to tracking shooting victims.
With Democratic Party city leaders continuing to call for even
greater gun regulations-despite the lack of effectiveness-some
counties have decided to take matters into their own hands and
proactively work to protect the gun rights of their citizens.
So far, 26 of Illinois' 102 counties have passed resolutions
designating them as Second Amendment "Sanctuary Counties,"
where gun control measures passed by state lawmakers would not
be enforced. Iroquois County was the first to adopt the resolution.

Other counties have followed suit and have
modeled their resolution after Iroquois County's.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the
measure declares five bills in the Illinois General
Assembly unconstitutional:
* h.b. 1465: Would raise gun purchase age from 18
to 21;
* h.b. 1467: Would prohibit municipalities from
regulating "the possession and ownership of
semi-automatic rifles in a manner less restrictive
than the regulation by the State";
* h.b. 1468: Would have allowed a court to
temporarily take guns away from people who are a danger
to themselves or others. Would have allowed established
a 72-hour waiting period for delivering a firearm
after purchase;
* h.b. 1469: Would make it illegal to deliver, sell, purchase
or possess a so-called "large-capacity ammunition feeding
device"; and
* s.b. 1657: Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed this bill
that would have made it illegal to sell firearms without a
state-issued license.
Counties say the purpose of the resolution is to send a
message to lawmakers that they don't support their gun
control laws and ordinances. At least a dozen more counties
are weighing adopting similar resolutions.
"We don't want our Second Amendment rights to be stripped
away from us," David Campbell of the Effingham County Board
told cnn. "If we protect immigrants with sanctuary cities, why
not use similar laws to protect our rights to own a gun?"

MARION HAMMER SETS THE RECORD
STRAIGHT ON NRA MEMBER "OPINIONS"
With headlines like "Most Gun Owners Support Stricter
Laws-Even NRA Members," and "Do Gun Owners Want Gun
Control? Yes, Some Say Post-Parkland" becoming increasingly
common, former NRA President Marion P. Hammer recently
penned an article for the website Sunshine State News setting
the record straight. "None of these pollsters has access
to NRA's membership list," she confirmed. To safeguard
members' privacy, she said, the list isn't distributed-and
anyone claiming to have access to it is lying.
In other words, pollsters are relying on respondents to tell
them whether they're NRA members or gun owners. They
have no way of confirming whether the responses are honest-
and in fact, these questions lend themselves to false answers.
After all, how many gun owners would tell a stranger-who
may already know their name and address-about their guns

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or NRA membership, and risk that information being added to
a database or disseminated irresponsibly?
To counter such inaccurate (and often biased) polls, NRA
commissioned a national survey of 1,000 NRA members, and
found that, in reality:
89 percent oppose banning "assault weapons";
92 percent oppose banning sales between private citizens;
92 percent oppose so-called "universal" background checks;
93 percent oppose gun registration; and
91 percent support laws keeping guns out of the hands of
the mentally ill.
"NRA members ... know better than to believe anything
they read, see or hear in the mainstream media about NRA
membership views or gun owner views on gun control,"
Hammer concluded. "You should, too."



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