Sheriffs across Illinois announce they will not enforce the new aSsAuLt wEaPoNs ban ✊
· Jan 13, 2023 ·

Here's a silver lining for a dark cloud.

Earlier this week, Illinois' Democrats placed a ban on "assault weapons" (AKA any guns these Democrats think look scary) because it will make the rich white Chicago suburbanites feel better.

Because, somehow, this is going to keep the murders in Chiraq from getting any higher.

But in some parts of the state, outside the Chicago bubble, sheriff's offices have made it clear they will not enforce this unconstitutional ban in their jurisdictions.

Several Illinois sheriff's departments said Wednesday they would refuse to comply with Democrat Governor J.B. Pritzker's new gun law signed this week, which immediately bans the manufacture or possession of dozens of rapid-fire rifles, pistols, .50-caliber guns, and some attachments...

County sheriff's departments responded to the new law, assuring residents that deputies would not enforce such measures, including forcing Illinois residents who already own firearms to register them with the state.

At least the entire state of Illinois isn't totally crazy.

Here's what these sheriffs are saying in response to Pritzker's unconstitutional gun grab.

In his letter, Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen wrote that he would follow his "morals, beliefs, and obligations concerning protecting the rights" of the county citizens.

"These types of laws put law enforcement officers and prosecutors in a very precarious box, with us having to decide to not enforce laws that were passed by government bodies," McMillen wrote. "But, as your Greene County Sheriff, I cannot sit back and let laws that strip Greene County citizens of their constitutional rights, and not take a stance supporting the citizens against a government that wants to trample on their rights."

Sheriffs and police departments do not have a moral obligation to enforce unconstitutional and bad laws.

When it's easy to "just follow orders," many of these sheriff departments are finding the line they won't cross. And good on them, because there are officers out there who would do anything to keep collecting a paycheck.

Clinton County Sheriff Dan Travous, Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl, and Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing made similar statements, saying that their departments would not conduct any investigations or arrests pertaining to the law, sharing the same belief that citizens have an inalienable right by the people of this country to keep and bear arms for "defense, liberty, and property."

Madison County Sheriff Jeff Connor and Madison County State's Attorney Tom Haine shared a statement noting that authorities expect the law to face legal challenges and "trust that this legislative overreach will not stand."

"In the meantime, we remain focused on reducing violent crime," the letter reads. "Therefore, pending further direction by the courts, the Madison County Sheriff's Office will not expend its limited resources to check whether otherwise law-abiding gun owners have registered their weapons with the State, nor will the Madison County Sheriff's Office be arresting or housing otherwise law-abiding individuals solely due to non-compliance with [the law]."

Pritzker and his goons are surely going to use the time they have to confiscate and ban guns they don't like, but at least they won't be aided and abetted in their unlawful actions in a few counties.

And, as we've addressed before, it's certainly only a matter of time now before this law is struck down by SCOTUS.

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