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  1. Law school professors - and most judges - hhhhhhate the idea of nullification outside the realm of their pet institutions that are populated and controlled by their minions. Thomas Jefferson disagreed: "...a nullification is the rightful remedy" for blatantly unconstitutional acts. I'll go with Jefferson's opinion over that twit on the proper course of action.
  2. Statists gotta State. The sheriff is a separate, elected public official designated as such in the Illinois constitution. Same for states attorneys.
  3. Ironic, since they tend to ignore the sparks of nullification of unjust laws within their own borders: https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/two-more-provinces-join-in-opposition-to-buyback-program-that-unnecessarily-targets-lawful-gun-owners
  4. It is an imperfect solution, but as Thomas Jefferson stated: "...nullification is the rightful remedy" when government at any level goes off the rails. Illinois is a classic example of how "voting harder" in states with a supermajority of the legislature who are opposed to fundamental rights. The only other option is compliance - and subjugation. There is a long tradition of nullification in the USA, best exemplified by northern states refusing to adhere to the Federal Fugitive Slave codes. Judges and juries in northern states dug in their heels, refused to convict their neighbors for assisting escaped slaves, denied writs returning them to slaveholders, and sent slave patrols packing. That was "duly enacted law" which was an abomination to fundamental human rights. Two brief points from subject matter experts: "One is has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." Rev Martin Luther King, Jr. "An unjust law is itself a species of violence, arrest for its breach is more so." Ghandi
  5. No, but it depends on the individual. "Discretion" is tougher in the era of body and dash cameras, but if you have a question about how yours will respond in your area - ASK one - and don't rely on what chiefs and higher ups regurgitate.
  6. In light of Justice's Thomas' brilliant ruling in Bruen, SCOTUS should seriously review FOID and similar edicts as the 2a has been FINALLY deemed a "...first class right." A reminder of the language of two US Supreme Court decisions is relevant. 1. Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 U.S. 105: "No state shall convert a liberty into a license, and charge a fee therefore." 2. Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham, Alabama, 373 U.S. 262: "If the State converts a right (liberty) into a privilege, the citizen can ignore the license and fee and engage in the right (liberty) with impunity." Additionally, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr stated it perfectly in his "Letter From Birmingham Jail" (as we approach MLK Day tomorrow): “One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  7. "You seem ...to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions: a very dangerous doctrine indee[d] and one which would place us under the despotism of an Oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privileges of their corps. Their maxim is ‘boni judicis est ampliare jurisdictionem,’ and their power the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective controul. The constitution has erected no such single tribunal knowing that, to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time & party it’s members would become despots." Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William Jarvis, 1820
  8. No jails. Some districts have temporary holding cells or interview rooms.
  9. Same for States Attorneys. They are part of the Judicial Branch.
  10. Stay the Course. It matters. Now more than ever. Correction on my earlier post: after checking, there are roughly 1,200 uniformed sworn in the ISP currently.
  11. They're so depleted in personnel they are detailing road troops from across the state to staff Chicago expressways. There are probably 1,000 or so statewide. A lot of those would be north of I-80. That leaves less than 10 per county of all ranks - on average - for @100 counties, 24/7/365.
  12. Agreed. One thing was abundantly clear and documented in the masterful amicus brief in People v Brown by Zanotti and Umholtz is that the origins of gun control were almost exclusively based on race and gender until the early 20th century. It's worth looking up the case and reading just that part. Lately, the push for harsh measures is based on controlling & disarming political opposition, which leads to genocide. 100,000,000+ humans were slaughtered in the 20th century alone for their political views by totalitarian regimes - and that number does not include those killed in war.
  13. "In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people." *Declaration of Independence*
  14. THIS, folks, is one of the finest examples of a statement of prosecutorial nullification I've ever seen. BTW, Mr. Dyhrkopp is a Democrat.
  15. And THAT is a huge plus. We will never be as well organized or funded as the hive-minded anti-rights crowd, but we do have powerful advantages: Natural rights, truth, and the Constitution being foremost.
  16. Hang in there. Tough times are ahead for certain, but how people stand now is what matters. Your Oath matters. We anticipate an injunction to give everyone some breathing room, but the anti-rights extremists think they have momentum - as well as their supermajority.in the ILGA. ILETSB will likely be tapped by Pritzger to arm twist those in opposition (see separate post on that). Stay salty!
  17. Meet the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, who certify and DE-certify police officers in Illinois: https://www.ptb.illinois.gov/about/board-members/ As you can see, with few exceptions their public statements and positions have been rabidly anti-2a, and anti-constitutional. Look for Gov Pritzger to leverage his influence over these folks in the coming weeks and months to attack his political opponents who are simply abiding by their oaths of office - which he himself is clearly incapable of doing. Mission: https://www.ptb.illinois.gov/about/agency-information/
  18. By Friday that will likely be as green as the Chicago River on St Paddy's Day.
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