Updated: Jan 27
As mentioned at Monday nights meeting, We all need to reach out to our county board members in support of the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County Resolution. We are currently being out numbered by our opponents 10 to1 in their efforts. Please email them, call them multiple times before the next Law & Government meeting on January 31st.
We also need You to be at the next in person Law & Government Committee in person meeting to speak in regards to your support of this resolution. This meeting takes place at 8:30am at 667 Ware Rd. (2nd floor meeting room) Woodstock, IL 60098.
They will be deciding at this meeting if there is enough support for this resolution to be voted on at the upcoming Full County Board Meeting on February 21st general meeting.
Our Pro 2nd Amendment County Board members NEED OUR SUPPORT! Currently only 7 of 18 members are in support of this Resolution. We need 9 minimum
Here is a sample draft of an email that you can use to send to all of our county board members (make it your own please)
McHenry County Board
667 Ware Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
Re: Support of Resolution in Objection to HB 5471
Dear McHenry County Board members:
I am writing to ask you to introduce and support a
Resolution in Objection of HB5471, making McHenry County Illinois a Sanctuary County.
A Sanctuary County would protect McHenry County citizens as it pertains to their inalienable 2nd Amendment right to bear arms:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Without prejudice to employment position or military status outlined in the current HB 5471.
Current carve outs are:
Active Duty Veterans – Right to purchase
Correctional Officers – Right to purchase
Armed Security Officers – Right to purchase
Retired Decorated Combat Veterans – No Right to purchase
The above referenced exception/exemptions do not support equal protections of the law as outlined in the Illinois Constitution Article 14:
Article 14 requires that all of the rights and freedoms set out in the Act must be protected and applied without discrimination. Discrimination occurs when you are treated less favorably than another person in a similar situation and this treatment cannot be objectively and reasonably justified.
As our elected officials it is your duty to uphold the US Constitution as well as the Illinois Constitution. Statutes passed do not supersede the Constitutional rights afforded to its citizens. Further outlined in your Oath of Office:
I, xxxx, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the Office of County Board Member of McHenry County, Illinois, according to the best of my ability.
The passing of HB 5471 did not follow the process of 3 readings, did not account for the opposition witness slips presented (far outweighing the proponents of the bill) and was passed in the middle of the night ignoring the required processes.
As a long time citizen of McHenry County I urge you, as our representatives, to uphold our Constitutional rights both US and Illinois. By supporting HB 5471 you are not representing the will of the people.
I would like to thank you in advance for considering my request and further ask that said document is made a record of opposition to HB 5471 as it pertains to McHenry County.
Thank you so much for your help.
Here is the list of our county board members that includes email addresses and phone #'s