Pending legislation in Illinois could make it the last state to finally allow concealed carry.
But Governor Pat Quinn (Dem) said he will not support the bill. That’s why Jeremy Walker, the State Attorney for rural Randolph County Illinois, has announced that he will not prosecute carriers of concealed weapons in his county if Gov. Pat Quinn (Dem) does not sign pending legislation into law.
It’s nice to see Mr. Walker sticking up for local residents when it appears Gov. Quinn will not. Expect more of this local movement to expand around the country. The Christian Science Monitor, regarding Walker, writes, “His statement comes just days after St. Louis’ Madison County’s State Attorney made a similar announcement about his also mostly rural area.”
The Monitor continues:
The two Illinois attorneys are not alone in their preemptive measures against gun control. In January, Sheriff Stacy Nicholson of Georgia’s Gilmer County wrote on Facebook that he has no “intention of following any orders of the federal government to perform any act which would be considered to be unlawful” – meaning, any federal or state gun-control measure that curbed Second Amendment rights.
And one Texas-based law-enforcement group is campaigning to get more sheriffs on-board with such opposition, hoping to get least 1,200 out of the nation’s 31,000 sheriffs to publicly oppose gun control laws.