Farmer City officially a 'gun sanctuary state'
Farmer City acting Mayor Scott Kelley has signed off on a resolution making the city a gun sanctuary state.
In a press release, Kelley notes resolution 2018-10 directly opposes the passage of any bill “where the 100th Illinois General Assembly desires to restrict the Individual right of US Citizens as protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.”
While some have characterized the move as mostly symbolic, Kelley, an ardent gun advocate, told the Pantagraph he felt “it was the right thing to do” and he is convinced there are already more than enough gun laws on the books.
Among the articles in the resolution are the mentions that the “people of the City of Farmer City, Illinois, derive economic benefit from all safe forms of firearms recreation, hunting, and shooting conducted within the City of Farmer City using all types of firearms allowable under the United States Constitution” and that House bills 465, 1467, 1468, 1469 and 1657, all limiting gun ownership, are in “violation” of the constitution.
“Be it further resolved, that if the government of the state of Illinois shall infringe upon the inalienable rights granted by the Seconded Amendment the City of Farmer City shall become a ‘sanctuary city’ for all firearms unconstitutionally prohibited by the government of the state of Illinois, in that the City of Farmer City will prohibit its employees from enforcing the unconstitutional actions of the state government,” the declaration adds.