Cook County Sherriff: Assault Weapons Ban will be Enforced in Northbrook, IL

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Northbrook, IL-(Ammoland.com)-The Cook County Sheriff's Office in Illinois will start to enforce the Cook County “assault weapons” ban within the borders of the Village of Northbrook.

In May the Northbrook Board passed sweeping gun control ordinances. These ordinances included the banning of the sale and possession of bump stocks and enforcing the Cook County “assault weapons” ban. The so-called assault weapons ban would ban the sale and possession of semi-automatic rifles that can use magazines that hold more than ten rounds.

In the same meeting, the board passed an ordinance that prohibited patrons from carrying a gun concealed into any establishment with a liquor license whether the patron was consuming alcohol or not. This ordinance will make it almost impossible of for residents to go out to eat and carry a gun at the same time.

The local laws conflict with state laws, but according to Northbrook Village Attorney, Steve Elrod, home rule would make the new ordinances applicable and enforceable. Elrod made a case for the legality of the ordinance at the May meeting.

“The laws of Cook County are fully applicable within a home rule unit located within Cook County unless the home rule municipality adopts an ordinance conflicting with the county ordinance thus opting out of the applicability of the county ordinance,” stated Elrod.

The “assault weapon ban” is not just a Northbrook law. The law has been on the books in Cook County for some time, but Elrod states that the county has failed to enforce the law.

According to Cook County Sheriff’s Office Chief Policy Officer Cara Smith, the county did enforce the ban, but by determining if a confiscated “assault weapon” violated the ban. If it the gun does, then the Sheriff's Department destroys it. The Sheriff’s Office does not actively look for violators. There is no plan to change their SOPs outside of the Village of Northbrook.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office offered to meet with the Northbrook Police to create policies to enforce the ban within the village. The Northbrook Police will notify the Cook County Sheriff's Office of any possible violations. The Sheriff's Office will take over the investigation from that point.

Before the June board meeting, the board gave citizens a chance to speak about the new ordinance. A majority of citizens spoke against the enforcement of the Cook County “assault weapons” ban. One citizen implored the board to fix school security instead of turning law-abiding into criminals.

“I want to protect our kids. Right now, anybody can walk into our schools,” said Boris Pazi who spoke in front of the board. “You really need to focus on that. Instead of focusing on the law-abiding citizens, let’s focus on trying to stop people who actually have intent to commit harm.”

Three people spoke in favor of the ban. All three think the ban will help prevent tragedies such as the school shootings in Parkland, Fl or Newtown, CT. None of these people went into detail how the ban would stop any of those shootings.

“I think you know how the community feels about this issue. They are saying, unequivocally, to you ‘please do something,” JoJo Hebl said in favor of enforcing the ban. “I implore you to do whatever you can and do it soon.”

Once the details get ironed out between the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and the Northbrook Police Department, the Sheriff's Office will start to enforce the ban in Northbrook.


About John CrumpJohn Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on leftist deplatforming methods and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, on Facebook at realjohncrump, or at www.crumpy.com.

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    Jim Diemer
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    Illinois has always been a restricted backward State. I was lucky to move to Texas where there is no State Tax and 75mph
    Highway speed limits and no restrictions on AR 15 and magazines. We have Sheriff’s and a Governor that will not infringe on our rights. All I can say guys is vote out these corrupt Sheriffs. By the way isn’t Chicago in Cook County the murder capital of the country and has the most restrictive gun laws of our great nation.

    Roy L Buchanan
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    Roy L Buchanan

    It is time for patriots to unite and put a stop to these violations of the Bill of Rights. Sure a convention of states is going to change things… but the leftists that are subverting the RULE OF LAW with these ordinances are going to put what is left of us in a no win situation. They want to “OCCUPY” and “RESIST” … The time has come for each and every patriot to do the same.

    greebuh
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    greebuh

    Sounds like the rights of the people to keep and bear arms is being infringed in that NAZI shit hole. You are free to move and watch that place go under. That’s about the only way to fix it, big brother won’t help as they are all for a way to take your guns.

    Bob F
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    Bob F

    Add Northbrook and Highland Park to the AA & AAA IL communities which will not find me buying their muni bonds. I’ll be green in my own way and hope others will similarly voice their opposition.

    DAY
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    DAY

    Time to get a class action suit against any and all municipalities and locations forbidding conceal carry like STARBUCKS, ETC ETC… AND FORCE THEM TO PROVIDE ARMED GUARDS AT ANY AND ALL ESTABLISHMENTS THAT PROHIBIT LEGAL CONCEAL CARRY ALLOWING PATRONS TO DEFEND THEMSELVES.. Time to start hitting THEM in the pocketbook,, MAKE ANY OFFICIAL OR OWNER PAY PERSONALLY FOR ANY LOSS OF PROPERTY OR LIFE DUE TO ANY ROBBERY/ATTACK when a person has had their RIGHT TO SELF DEFENSE REMOVED… START THE CLASS ACTION LAW SUITS TODAY…

    James Stevens
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    James Stevens

    Great idea

    Alan
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    Alan

    Sounds like a good idea. Problem lies in and with the following, as I see it. Getting the necessary legislation enacted.

    James Stevens
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    James Stevens

    I’m also waiting for OATH KEEPERS to Weigh in. I ENCOURAGE ALL TO AT LEAST CHECK OUT OATH KEEPERS. ORG. SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE. AWESOME STUFF… I THINK I JUST SAW SOMETHING SPECIAL FROM DANIEL DEFENSE AMONG OTHER THINGS.

    Michael Smith
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    Michael Smith

    James Stevens, You probably already know this, but I can not get OK’ers address up on my computer. Are they gone or is my computer gone? I have been trying for over a month. Good Luck, and let me know if you find any thing.
    Thanks

    James Stevens
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    James Stevens

    I’M WAITING FOR THE CONSTITUTIONAL SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION TO WEIGH IN. WHAT SAY YOU, CONSTITUTIONAL SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION?

    TheHolyCrow
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    TheHolyCrow

    In not a sheriff, but I would think that the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution should have some bearing on this case, and a lot of other cases. I do believe that Article 6, Clause 2 (the Supremacy Clause) of the Supreme Law of the Land (the US Constitution) states that all laws from the municipal level to the federal level must conform to the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, or they are null and void from inception and no one has a duty to obey or enforce such TRAITOROUS (my word) rules. Just who do these… Read more »

    Bill
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    Bill

    If I lived in that area, the first LEO that came to my door to take my gun’s would be the last. Yes, I might die in the process, but, I would damn sure take a few of them with me!

    jessie miller
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    jessie miller

    As it is now our constitution is nothing more than a empty shell, because of POLITICIAN’S today and back over the last 65 years stripping all they COULD to either line their pockets or to screw over the other side of the isle. The 2nd amendment is VERY BASIC and singular that should never of had any way of changing but somehow someway the biggest problem of our country(politicians, lobbyists) left or right of isle found a way to INFRING ON SOMETHING THAT SAY IT COULDNT BE INFRINBGED UPON! so how does that bullshit work really.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @jm, You have a singular clarity of political vision. How that bullshit works really is that politicians have developed, over the years, groups of trigger pullers for their various political subdivisions that enforce their will even if contrary to the Constitution and more specifically the Bill of Rights.

    Jim Macklin
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    Jim Macklin

    The Second Amendment was ratified with one comma and read as two clauses. It asked a self answered question. But grammar, writing styles and political subterfuge has made it a target for tyrants. Because gun control has always been about racial, ethnic and political power and because the Supreme Court did not want to include slaves as citizens and then after the Civil War did not incorporate the Second Amendment to the States, allowing discrimination to continue against former slaves and ethic groups. It wasn’t until Justice Scalia and the HELLER case that the right was clearly stated to be… Read more »

    DAN III
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    DAN III

    Mr Macklin @ 1912,

    What an excellent comment. Well written. Kudos to you.

    Jim Macklin
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    Jim Macklin

    Thank you. Feel free to pass it along.

    kal
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    kal

    Remember when slick willie was president we had the “incident” in Waco TX. where a “police” tank was used against American citizens? Doesn’t matter if those people were breaking a hundred laws, it is supposed to be against constitutional law to use military force against American citizens. As always the clintons escape any consequences. Money equals power, period.

    Alan
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    Alan

    Brian:

    “4.5 black rifles”, as in hundred, thousands, millions?

    Rich in Mo.
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    Rich in Mo.

    It’s people like Jo Jo Hebl, who spoke in favor of the ban, that make me very hesitant to come to the aid of strangers. I hope that she never needs help when no policeman is available. Good luck with the whistle lady.

    Melvin Harris
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    Melvin Harris

    Resist TYRANY !!!

    Melvin Harris
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    Melvin Harris

    Even if you do not own firearms, RESIST TYRANY. They are violating the Bill of Rights and they know it. They are criminals. We must keep America free for all of humanity. IF America falls, the world falls into darkness once again. This tome, may be forever. Humanity is counting on you to stand up for freedom and be counted. History will honor your memory.

    sandy
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    sandy

    Why not fight fire with fire. Ask what happened to darts domestic violence call from his wife twice in one week. Ask about how he hired 300 friends as directors for desk jobs in the sheriffs office all with 6 figure salaries. Find out how corrupt he is, how his budget has increased so much but he has cut officers the jail in half. Ever wonder why shitcago is so violent…he has let half the prisoners out of jail because he thinks they r unjustly incarcerated. For years he has made jail a 5 star hotel for criminal scum so… Read more »

    James Stevens
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    James Stevens

    That’s fucked up!

    Richard Hilton
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    Richard Hilton

    Hey why don’t you people do something about the real criminals running rampant in Cook County. You can’t seem to do anything but exceed the speed limit to get to Dunkin Donuts. Stop acting like the Gestapo with the law abiding citizens and stop some of the real crime.

    Oldvet
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    Oldvet

    WELL…I guess that answers the old question about where LEO will stand when SHTF !!!

    1776 Patriot
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    1776 Patriot

    Maybe in the case of this government thug but I have have more hope for rank and file LEOs nationwide, especially those directly elected by and answerable to voters, if ever SHTF for real. Also, given its history of political corruption and cronyism, it was inevitable to see a Cook County official turn against citizens.

    reno
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    reno

    cook county sheriff, same as Chiraq police chief! Cook County sheriff should be personally sued and have to pay judgment and court costs out of his pocket when he loses. That would stop a lot of these unconstitutional suits

    TrueBornSonofLiberty
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    TrueBornSonofLiberty

    They may just become legitimate, strategic targets during a serious Civil engagement.

    James Stevens
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    James Stevens

    OATH KEEPERS. ORG – JOIN TODAY. TAKE A STAND TO DEFEND OURSELVES, OUR FAMILIES AND OUR CONSTITUTION. CURRENT MILITARY, L.E.O AND VETERANS OF BOTH. ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIPS TOO.

    Willie Miranda
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    Willie Miranda

    Im very interested in joining oath keepers. I am former military and NO ONE is cmng into my house to illegally confiscate my guns and walk out alive!! Take that to the bank u fukn corrupt cook county sherriff p.o.s.

    James Stevens
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    James Stevens

    OATH KEEPERS. ORG just announced a new membership drive. I literally just received the email. CHECK OUT THE $AVINGS ON NEW MEMBERSHIPS & RENEWALS & THE AWESOME THINGS YOU CAN BE ENTERED TO WIN. IT’S WORTH A LOOK.

    James Stevens
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    James Stevens

    THIS IS TREACHERY. THIS SHERIFF IS GOING TO VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION HE WAS SWORN TO SUPPORT AND DEFEND. THIS IS NOTHING SHORT OF A DECLARATION OF WAR AGAINST THE CITIZENRY.

    Jim Macklin
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    Jim Macklin

    If you take your guns apart and bury the pieces you have done their job for them. Guns buried for the apocalypse are useless.

    DaChief 1
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    DaChief 1

    A Federal judge placed an Order of Stay against this law last week. The fight isn’t lost yet…

    JDL
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    JDL

    That was Deerfield, not Northbrook.

    moe mensale
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    moe mensale

    That stay was for the town of Deerfield in Lake County regarding the suit brought by the Second Amendment Foundation . This is the town of Northbrook in Cook County. There’s no suit as yet. Not the same animals.

    Alan
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    Alan

    Re the above, it seems as if The Message, a federal court order has gone lost in transit, or do I misunderstand. Has something gone lost in the translation?

    Lord-Pi-314
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    Lord-Pi-314

    @Alan…Perhaps it’s time that a march on Washington was to occur. And a withholding of tax dollars to the criminal corrupt towns that pass this tyrannical legislation. We know that most of these events are staged so that they can take the guns “to protect the children”. It’s been the same old program they pull all over the world when the Commie Bolshevik Bankster Gangsters want to pull a coup.

    Marc DV.
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    Marc DV.

    NOTICE ! (fake)
    Cheap Properties For Sale !
    North Brook Ill. & Surrounding Area’s
    Quiet , Peaceful , Low Crime (for now)
    Note, Gestapo Type Raids Daily ,
    Don’t Miss the Action Buy Now !
    YOU Can Be Next ! Buy Today !

    Jason Hill
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    Jason Hill

    If worst comes to worst, strip your AR down and turn in the stripped lower because that is the only part of the AR platform that is legally considered a firearm. That is of course if there is NO other option for you. Me personally, I would tell them to go to HELL!!!

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    a stripped lower is VERY difficult to find, particularly if it is throughly cleaned of all oils and residues, and hermetically sealed inside something. Even a canning jar….. instead of letting them steal your right to own that thing, strip the lower out, clean it, package it, and conceal it somewhere they’ll not find it. Dogs won’t, theyll not be likely to bring in thhe X ray equipment unless they KNOW you have it. Bury it in a five gallon bucket of nuts, bolts, other metal parts…. DO NOT boww down to these tyrants. I wonder if these clowns making/enforcing… Read more »

    RayJN
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    RayJN

    They want a total gun ban, so any unintended consequences are a happy accident for them.

    Brian White
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    Brian White

    We have these same morons in NY running our state government, ours is called the Safe Act. It does everything but keep people safe. They didn’t attempt a confiscation yet as there are estimates of approxiamately 4.5 “Black guns” unregistered.

    John
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    John

    If they come you have every right to shoot them this is treason they are breaking the law and should be incarcerated

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    REALLY stupid people can’t spell the words ‘thoroughly’, ‘bow’, ‘realize’ and ‘definition’ correctly. Own it, clown.

    TheHolyCrow
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    TheHolyCrow

    @Clark…What are you, some kind of anal retentive schizoid who wears white gloves to the bathroom ? We adults are trying to have an important conversation here, so run along and turn in your gun, like a good little boy. My gosh, I can’t believe you are worried about fat fingered mistakes at a time like this ! Please, put a sock in it !

    3%
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    3%

    This has been blocked. Load your magazines IL!

    Michael
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    Michael

    …And once again, the policy makers, law makers and enforcers seem to forget that only the law abiding citizens have respect for the law. Criminals just don’t care! This makes children and schools even more vulnerable! As far as the liquor establishments are concerned, I see a decline in business by responsible gun owners and an increase in neighborhood barbeques!!
    And, Mr. Crump, could you follow up on the Federal “Stay Order” comment?

    MIO
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    MIO

    Where’s all them 3%ers that say they are gonna do this n that!?! I guess none live over in Illinois huh?
    Everyone wants to be till its time to

    Tony
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    Tony

    You aren’t going to have any 3%ers in Northbrook ! Crook county is destined to a demise of its own making. To think otherwise is foolish. I left Chicago for two reasons. Indiana is very gun friendly and much more fiscally conservative

    DAN III
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    DAN III

    You organizing an event MIO ? Let us III’pers know where we can rendezvous with you. You DO have the OPORD ready to disseminate, don’t you ?

    Action Jackson
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    Action Jackson

    TIME IS COMING. I DIDN’T NEED A GUN UNTIL OBAMA WAS IN OFFICE. SO PEOPLE WHO DONT WANT TO STAND FOR FREEDOM, THATS THERE LOSS. THEY DIED FOR MY COUNTRY SO I MUST DID TO PROTECT MY FAMILY. LETS NOT JUST TALK ABOUT IT & LET IT PASS THE NEXT MONTH. YOU BETTER START BELIEVING CIVIL WAR IS COMING SOONER THAN YOU ALL KNOW. GUNS OR NO GUNS.

    Alan
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    Alan

    If the police act in violation of a court order, department leadership and offending officers should face and suffer contempt penalties.

    js
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    js

    Its about time the law enforcement community stood up for whats right. Respecting and following the constitution should override local illegal laws. You in law enforcement are there for the people, not the control freaks who get into government trying to pass an agenda. Stand your ground and support the citizens… or get out

    Cry Havoc
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    Cry Havoc

    I live in a small SC town. I know two of our town police officers well, and have met the other four. I believe that if they came out on a call that had nothing to do with firearms, say a burglary investigation, they would look the other way if they saw a ” prohibited weapon.” In fact I believe about half would give up their commission as a police officer, and find another job. But, as stated, we are in a rural community where deer hunting is almost a religion, and anyone who has livestock has to dispatch predators… Read more »

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    Now THAT will tell them! NOT! Grow up.

    GIJOE
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    GIJOE

    Hey Superman, I have an idea- why don’t you eat a heaping plate of Ebola infected shit, fuck off and die? You’re playing the “Useful Idiot” role to a “T”. Or maybe you should just fuck off to the socialist paradise of your choice. Venezuela or North Korea would love to have a retard like you to piss all over. Clown.

    DaChief 1
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    DaChief 1

    A Federal judge has placed a “Stay Order” against enforcement last week !! This article is NOT up to date.

    David M Lewis
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    David M Lewis

    That is how the ignorant shine best, follow blindly without information in support of creating laws that protect no one. It is only an agenda that is being followed.
    The ones that stood up against the ban were the informed public ( the kind that socialists don’t like or listen to).

    David N. King
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    David N. King

    If they’re not “Oath Keepers”, they want to be shot for the Traitors they are!!!

    Bryan Liniewski
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    Bryan Liniewski

    Answer…….. move to southwest while you can.. we can carry in Arizona…

    Matt in Oklahoma
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    Matt in Oklahoma

    No Bryan they don’t need to move cause they will only bring those issues with them

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    How, exactly, will pro-gunners bring ‘those issues’ with them? I’m waiting…..

    Desert Rat
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    Desert Rat

    Stay put. Arizona is full.

    Roger
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    Roger

    Guess the criminal who ignore laws or posted signs will have easy targets if they know where people can’t bear arms. Good going IL
    What’s next? Hope you and your family is not a patron of that place when it happens.

    DAN III
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    DAN III

    Roger, I suggest you cease with the rhetoric of “criminals”. Why ? Because if YOU don’t comply with the edicts of the scum we call “government” you are as much a criminal as the convicted rapist or petty burglar. Those Patriots who, on 19 April 1775, stood on Lexington Green, armed in defiance to His Majesty’s lobsterbacks, were British subjects; traitors to the Crown. Criminals in the eyes of King George III. The time is drawing ever nearer to where today’s American Patriots will have to decide if they will follow the example of our forefathers at Lexington Green and… Read more »

    donfranko
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    donfranko

    You are so right. The time is coming. Good people will HAVE to get involved, and make a difficult decision. I’ve contemplated that day, and made my decision. I hope to stand with patriots willing to do what is necessary to keep our freedom AND our God given constitutional rights.

    Jim Macklin
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    Jim Macklin

    Correct. The Minutemen were members of the British, Massachusetts Bay Militia. But they did not request a charter from the King or his General in Boston. They used their squirrel and deer rifles, some might have possessed a Brown Bess musket with a bayonet. But the Minutemen were an unorganized militia. The States were authorized an organized state militia in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. And Patrick Henry and George Mason objected because a militia organized and paid by the government can be turned by a tyrant. The Second Amendment is all about the ability of the People… Read more »

    Jim Hovater
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    Jim Hovater

    Liberals seem hell-bent on initiating another civil war. Anyone that thinks we are ‘too cibilized’ for that to occur is truly ignorant.

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    ‘Too cibilized’? Well, obviously YOU are not in THAT group and are one of the ‘truly ignorant’.

    Lawlis1
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    Lawlis1

    Can’t you read between the lines….so he fat fingers a few keys…shut up already….wake up a little retentive today?

    Donttreadonme
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    Donttreadonme

    Sheriff’s are elected. Elections have consequences, and so does enforcing unjust laws.

    1776 Patriot
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    1776 Patriot

    Unfortunately this Sheriff is a Cook County official. This official and the official’s predecessors in Cook County have decades of experience in how to evade and violate Constitutional laws to the detriment of the citizens they’ve sworn an oath to “serve and protect”. Is it just me or does it appear the Tree of Liberty is becoming ever more in need of being “refreshed” in opposition to tyranny!?

    DAN III
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    DAN III

    You organizing an event MIO ? Let us III’pers know where we can rendezvous with you. You DO have the OPORD ready to disseminate, don’t you ?

    1776 Patriot
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    1776 Patriot

    Really, you jumped right to that choice of action in regard to my QUESTION? I posed the query in the hope of exciting dialogue and solutions to the problem of out-of-control politicos like the sheriff in Cook County. That will only be possible if reasonable people on both sides of the issue understand the probable results if we don’t de escalate our march to violence. I pray to God we can work back to some measure of sane and civil discourse before violence is required to remedy unconstitutional governmental overreach.

    Alan
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    Alan

    The area, Cook County is also known as CROOK COUNTY.

    Missouri Born
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    Missouri Born

    More Democrats telling others what they can or can’t do, all you gun owners that vote Democrat look at what you are endorsing with your vote.

    Ross
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    Ross

    Is this a beginning. Appeal to heaven again.so be it

    Jim Macklin
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    Jim Macklin

    Didn’t a judge just issue an injunction blocking Deerfield Park, IL because the State has preempted the area of firearms?

    DaChief 1
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    DaChief 1

    Yes there was a “Stay” placed against this law.

    Allan Morrison
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    Allan Morrison

    I guess this brings to public perspective who the enemies of the people are, and who will be their eager handmaidens in enforcing their (not the citizens’ choice) decrees, er… I mean laws.

    Fred
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    Fred

    Molon labe.