Friday, February 22, 2008

The RKBA Wildfire in Illinois

Sen. Barack Obama's state, Illinois, has a quiet civil revolt on its hands. In response to a number of new gun-control bills in the legislature, individual counties have joined a revolt.

The revolt started last April with Brown County. Then Pike County followed suit. Since then, a wildfire of 2nd Amendment support for the right to keep and bear arms (RKBA) has been burning across the state of Illinois. A website is providing coordination and tracking results.

So far, sixty-nine counties of the 102, comprising more than half the state, have passed such an RKBA resolution. Only 4 counties have shot down the resolution so far. Each of the counties have, in varying ways, said they would not enforce gun-control laws that the current state legislature is contemplating. Here's an excerpt from their RKBA Resolution template.

the People of ______________ County, Illinois, do hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the Right of the People to keep and bear arms and consider such laws to be unconstitutional and beyond lawful Legislative Authority!

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