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Clark Co joins growing number of Illinois counties passing resolutions upholding Second Amendment

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CLARK COUNTY – The number of Illinois counties declaring themselves "sanctuary gun counties" that support the Second Amendment and oppose firearm restrictions continues to grow – with Clark County adding its name to the list last week. 

"We did it!!!" Marshall Illinois resident Warren LeFever announced on his Facebook page June 15th, after Clark County voted to oppose the 100th General Assembly of Illinois' "gun control efforts."  LeFever, who introduced the resolution, thanked those who came out to support the effort, and county board member Jim Bolin, who took the lead in adopting LeFever's resolution. 

Thus far besides Clark County, Christian, Cumberland, Fayette, Iroquois, Jefferson, Monroe, Perry and Saline counties have enacted similar measures. Officials in Franklin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Perry, Shelby and White counties are also considering similar pro-gun rights proposals.

Some county officials say the resolutions are unenforceable and a waste of time and energy. Others say the resolution are a way to notify officially state lawmakers how their constituents want to protect their constitutional rights.

The Clark County resolution as adopted opposes specific state legislation that "restricts the individual right of US citizens as protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution:"  

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