Intercepted dispatches: whistleblower foils anti-gun IL county board member plan
Updated: Feb 8
As many know, Illinois has enacted a sweeping ban on magazine fed semi-automatic rifles and other "scary" firearms. Across the state, county Sheriffs and State's Attorneys are upholding their oath to protect and defend constitutional rights of residents in their counties. One such county is McHenry County, where the Sheriff was on of the first to come out against the gun ban and vowed non-enforcement via discretion:
Along with the Sheriff, the State's Attorney made his stance on this unconstitutional law known the other day (1/26/23) by filing suit against the Governor and Attorney General:
The McHenry County state’s attorney on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Illinois’ ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines.
McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally said he filed the suit in McHenry County Circuit Court against House Bill 5471.
Kenneally said his office will also file an emergency temporary restraining order seeking to stay enforcement of the law in McHenry County.
The lawsuit alleges that HB 5471 violates the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and Section 22 of Article I of the Illinois Constitution, which also protects a resident’s right to bear arms.
With this all (and prior to the law being enacted), the McHenry County Board has also had a little bit of movement in regards to either becoming a 2A sanctuary county or at minimum having a resolution in opposition to the gun ban. Both of these would essentially "back up" the Sherrif and State's Attorney, as well as signal to the county residents that the board stands with them and their 2A rights. Unfortunately, not all board members are defenders of constitutional rights and instead side with oppressive gun laws.
Board member Kelli Wegener is also heavily involved with the McHenry County chapter of the National Organization for Women. She is using her position within this organization to recruit anti-gun individuals to attend county board meetings to voice their opposition to the 2nd amendment. These were obtained from an anonymous source who has access to the McHenry County NOW organization's meeting minutes:
Kelli is no stranger to anti-gun movements and positions. In fact, in 2018 when she was running to become a board member, she was soliciting minors within taxpayer funded public schools to join gun control movements and protests:
This wasn't even the worst of it though, as her friends were potentially in violation of Illinois ethics laws: