A rebellion against a new anti-gun law is spreading across Illinois as several law enforcement agencies issue statements that they will not enforce the law.
On Tuesday, Democratic Governor of Illinois JB Pritzker signed it into law House bill 5471. The bill forbids what Prizker is website Calls for “the sale and distribution of assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and switches in Illinois effective immediately.”
The law requires anyone in Illinois who owns a semi-automatic rifle to register it, with the publication explaining that the step means “law enforcement knows the location of these weapons of war and who to hold accountable if they are found in the fall into the wrong hands”.
A pushback was not long in coming. Jim Kaitschuk, executive director of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, said he wrote a statement to allow locations to adjust as they please ABC.
On Friday, ABC estimated that 74 sheriff’s departments, covering 30 percent of the state’s population, had issued statements against the law.
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A CBS report Said sheriffs in DeKalb, DuPage, McHenry, LaSalle, Grundy, Kankakee and Kane counties opposed the law. Here, too, an objection was lodged Edwards District, Fayette District, knox county and massacre county et al
Jefferson County is also on the list.
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“We’re not going to enforce it in this county; Nor will I place anyone in my jail who has broken this law because we know it is an unlawful act by the General Assembly and the Governor,” Jeff Bullard Sr., Jefferson County Sheriff, said, according to ABC.
Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell offered his opposition a constitutional perspective.
“Because between now or Tuesday, when the bill is signed by the governor, how many people may have their constitutional rights violated?” he asked. “And I do not believe that the rights of US citizens should ever be violated at any time.”
Calhoun County Sheriff William Heffington shared this view RiverBender.com.
“The right to possess and bear arms in defense of life, liberty and property is regarded by the people as an inalienable right. I believe, among many others, that HB 5471 is a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution,” he said.
A growing list of Illinois County sheriffs has said they will not enforce the state’s ban on semi-automatic weapons, a showcase of strong opposition in the state that threatens to impede statewide compliance with the new law. my story with @kwatznauer:
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Pritzker hasn’t taken well to the growing trend, according to CBS.
“Sheriffs are hired by the public to enforce the law. They cannot choose which laws they enforce. They have to enforce what we wrote in the code — the general assembly signed by the governor,” Pritzker said. “And they will.”
Attorney General Kwame Raoul said that if rebellious departments don’t comply, “other people are available to do the job.”
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