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Pike County, Illinois tells state that they will not recognize anti-2a laws

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CNYCacher, Apr 26, 2007.

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  1. CNYCacher

    CNYCacher Member

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    Just got this in an email. It's a follow-up on this thread.


     
  2. only1asterisk

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    I'm speechless! Really, what can you say? That took some big brass balls!

    David
     
  3. Uenoparker

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    Three cheers for the good folks in Pike County, Illinois! May this be the shot heard round the country!
     
  4. MudPuppy

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    Montana and Pike County--so that's we're the Americans are haning out! Bravo!
     
  5. hotpig

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    Hunting is one of the industries we have in the tri county area. Even Ted Nugent has property to hunt on. I live just SE of the Pike County line in Greene County IL. John Wayne also had recreational property here. The private air strip is still in use.
     
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    They are clearly the tip of the spear, ...I mean pike, on this.

    Form up the square, let none pass. Maybe they could invite Daley to come down and 'splain himself properly.
     
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    This is great news, hopefully there are more elected officials that will stand up for the people. Reactions like this are inevitable and probably only going to increase in number with draconian infringements on our rights. I have posted their web page, looks like a nice place

    http://www.pikeil.org/
     
  8. Owen

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    would this happen to be the county that contains Springfield, Rock River, Aramlite, DPMS, Les Baer, etc?
     
  9. hotpig

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    Pike is considered west central Illinois. The mfg places are up north with the anti gun people.
     
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    Wow I am impressed! There is hope for Illinois...but watch your back!!!
     
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    Go Pike County!!

    Glad to see the decent people taking a stand!!! I've never been to Pike County, but it sounds like my kind of place. :D :D
     
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    cheers to the people of pike county!
    Im ecstatic honestly, hopefully others will see this example and become empowered to follow it.
     
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    I'm really curious how this will play out.

    For those of you in Illinios...are the surrounding counties as pro-rights as Pike County, do you think?
    Maybe dividing Illinois into two states (North Ill. and South Ill.) would be a good thing...

    There's a lot of us rural folks getting tired of the city politicians trying to deprive us of our rights.
     
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    I think that is a national consensus. I personally feel that a lot of people in the South and Midwest feel that their view and beliefs are diametrically opposed to the view of the people on the coast and vise versa.

    I personally applaud Pike County for their stance and I look forward to how this will turn out.
     
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    Good for them! Hopefully they'll continue to stick to their guns!
     
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    The very fact that those stirring words came out of Illinois bodes well for the future of the USA. Maybe there's light at the end of the tunnel after all.
     
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    Sent them an email expressing my delight and my support.

    Good folk doing the right thing...
     
  18. Outlaw Man

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    Awesome!! I hope this spreads!
     
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    I bet the guy clanks when he walks.
     
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    No.
    That would be Rock Island and Henry Counties.
    I have contacted county board members of Henry and asked them to consider following Pike's lead. I will contact RI also and suggest others do the same. please.
    notice my location?
     
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    Actually, if you subtract Chicago, Rockford, and East St. Louis, the rest of Illinois is great. (Speaking as a former Rockford resident). Illinois gives us Springfield Armory, Rock River Arms and Winchester Ammunition.
     
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    so it sounds like those other two counties are probably low-hanging fruit as far as getting them to make a similar proclaimation.

    Heh

    This could be fun.

    As far as a state splitting, that is specifically disallowed by the Constitution. West Virginia is an anomaly caused by the Civil War.
     
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    Not last I knew. There's a specific procedure for changes like this, but I would be interested in which article prohibits this.

    Last I knew, Congress had to approve, and the state legislature. If you're doing something like giving East St Louis to MO(or St Louis to Ill), you need to pass the bill in both states.

    This would have interesting affects on politics. If Ill and a few other such divided states did split, we'd get more Senators. Thing is, those new Senators would be elected by conservative majorities, and so the balance in the Senate would swing in our favor. This would also affect presidential elections, since we'd have more conservative electoral votes rather than an urban area controlling the entire state.
     
  24. Owen

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    Gah, you are going to make me go read it. I'm pretty sure there is a clause which states that new states can not be formed out of established states.

    Article 4 Section 3 ...No new state may be erected within the jurisdiction of any other State...
     
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    So how do we contact them to show our support? I think this bold stance needs to be saluted.
     
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