County Board member Jim Soeldner sent a resolution the Board passed in 2008. It needs updated! See it here: 2008 McLean County Resolution
By: Diane Benjamin
Does the Constitution matter or not? The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
(Militia meant every person capable of using a gun, don’t try that argument here)
Article One, SECTION 22. RIGHT TO ARMS Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. (Source: Illinois Constitution.)
Article IX, SECTION 1. STATE REVENUE POWER The General Assembly has the exclusive power to raise revenue by law except as limited or otherwise provided in this Constitution. The power of taxation shall not be surrendered, suspended, or contracted away. (Source: Illinois Constitution.)
As asked by a citizen of Illinois, don’t taxes infringe on the right to arms and ammunition?
He recently bought a gun in Decatur and paid 9.25% Sales Tax.
Cities and Counties all over central and southern Illinois are passing resolutions to protect the rights of citizens given in both the US and Illinois Constitutions.
New gun control laws only affect people NOT breaking the law. They will do nothing except “infringe” on the rights of law-abiding citizens.
When some people don’t believe life matters, they will kill by whatever means is handy. Ban guns and they will use knives, vehicles, bombs or whatever sick method they can concoct. Our society is sick, gun laws won’t fix that problem.
This is the resolution passed by the Farmer City Town Council: Farmer City
This article contains the language Clark County just passed: http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2018/06/clark-county-board-approves-2nd-amendment-support-resolution/
Christian, Effingham and Shelby counties have adopted gun sanctuary resolutions, many others are discussing it.
Where is McLean County?
I don’t know because my reps haven’t answered me yet.