The Illinois gun control status quo is facing some much needed pushback.
Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti recently declared that he will not enforce gun laws that impede on law-abiding citizens right to defend themselves. Zanotti made his intentions clear during a recent town hall meeting:
“If you’re not a felon and you’re not using it for criminal purposes we are not going to prosecute you for it.”
Zanotti’s statement was in response to an assault weapons ban bill, Senate Bill 107, that’s making progress in the Illinois Senate. This bill would ban the possession, delivery, sale, and purchase of assault weapons. Possession of a so-called “assault weapon” would be a Class 3 Felony under SB 107.
Three lawmakers Representatives Terry Bryant, R-Murphysboro, Dave Severin, R-Benton, and Patrick Windhorst, R-Metropolis echoed Attorney Zanotti’s sentiments during the same town hall meeting. As Representatives of rural districts in Southern Illinois, they are more in touch with middle American values such as gun ownership than their urban counterparts in Chicago.
Sadly, politicians and interest groups in massive urban centers like Chicago end up calling the shots. Chicago’s gun control policies in tandem with questionable policing practices have made it one of the most violent cities in America. The rest of Illinois obviously wants no part of these policies.
It’s no secret Illinois is one of the most anti-gun states in the Union, with Guns & Ammo magazine placing it in 41st place according to its 2018 rankings. Illinois was penalized for not allowing reciprocity for out-of-state permits and passing a slew of gun control laws in 2018 which extended waiting periods for long guns and established red flag gun confiscation orders.
Thankfully, people are fighting back. 26 counties became firearms sanctuaries in 2018. In these countries, political officials and law enforcement limit their cooperation with federal and state officials in enforcing gun control. Attorney General Zanotti and the three lawmakers from Southern Illinois are now taking a page from the 26 other firearms sanctuaries’ playbook.
In pro-gun circles, it’s commonly stated that gun activism in rabidly anti-gun states is futile. Although somewhat true in a legislative sense, there are still ways to stand up to unjust gun control laws outside the legislative process. Creating firearms sanctuaries and this latest move by Attorney Zanotti are solid alternatives.
Even if these moves don’t change legislation on the books, it does breed a culture of contempt towards gun control abuse. When gun control elites know they can run roughshod over our rights without any pushback, they will continue with their unconstitutional ways.
The gun control status quo will come to an end once people step up and reject all forms of gun control. Nullifying and refusing to enforce state policies at the local level is a good first step.
VIDEO: America First PAC Defends Marjorie Greene and Rips Her Swamp Opponent a New One
Congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene is going on offense against her Republican rival John Cowan.
Greene is currently running in Georgia’s 14th congressional district and will be facing off against Cowan during a runoff election on August 11.
Drain the DC Swamp PAC, a conservative PAC that promotes America First candidates, recently posted several messages on FB in favor of Greene.
On August 4, 2020, the PAC posted “We fully endorse Marjorie Taylor Greene for Congress for Congress and call on all patriots in Northwest Georgia to turn out for her and VOTE on August 11th. She is pro-Trump and conservative. Our nation is under attack by godless socialists who hate America and we need a fighter in Congress who will stop them. These same socialists are trying to vote in the primary to stop Marjorie Greene. We must not let that happen! Vote Marjorie Greene to save America from the radical left!”
A few days later, the PAC page attacked Cowan by declaring that “John Cowan is the SWAMP and is backed by the SWAMP.”
John Cowan is the SWAMP and is backed by the SWAMP. He won’t stand up to the socialists. He is OK with renaming our great Georgia military bases – Fort Benning and Fort Stewart. Fort Benning trains the US Army Infantry, Airborne, and Rangers. Fort Stewart is the home of the prestigious 3rd Infantry Division.These two bases trained and deployed America’s combat soldiers all throughout the world and they are the same bases who trained the fighting men who won two world wars.Vote AGAINST sellout John Cowan.
The PAC called on voters in Georgia’s 14th district to vote against Cowan “or he will sell out to the socialists.”
Drain the DC Swamp PAC is an organization that promotes conservative policies such as “protecting life to protecting our borders, we support those who fight for traditional values, our Constitution, and our Country.”
The PAC also supports “President Trump’s vision of a government of, by, and for the people. We believe the people have the right to know what their government is doing, and support leaders who aren’t afraid to hold it accountable.”
This is one race America First champions cannot ignore.
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