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:
McHenry County Democratic officials, who organized last year’s March For Our Lives anti-gun rally in Woodstock, conspired with high school teachers to recruit students for the rally, emails obtained by the McHenry Times show.
In so doing, they may have violated the state ethics act, which places restrictions on political activity by school district employees. The rally, held March 24 on Woodstock Square, moreover, turned out to be little more than a fund-raising scheme for the party, records show.
In one instance, Cathy Johnson and Ruth Scifo, both members of the executive board of the county Democratic party, sent an email to Woodstock High School English teacher Heather Brown on March 12 of last year explaining that they were organizing the march and rally in Woodstock. They attached a March For Our Lives flyer, and asked that it be distributed to the students and staff. They further said they had “feelers” out to several other area high schools.
In another instance, Kelli Wegener, a Democratic member of the McHenry County Board, sent an email dated March 3 to Huntley Community School District 158 officials, saying that they did not want to involve the districts in what she characterized as a “grass roots” movement, but “we are looking to involve students in the planning. We would like to see a large teacher presence there also.”
The email message does not identify Huntley as the recipient; it appeared in response to a FOIA request of emails to the district.
Kelli was part of that mess directly with county Democratic Party leadership (in addition to soliciting recruits at another school) and Moms Demand Action:
Now go back to the leaked minutes. Cathy Johnson is involved with that too:
Is she working with Kelli on this as well? Is opposing the second amendment the stance of the Democratic Party of McHenry County, as (potentially) two of its leaders are caught up in opposition to protecting county gun owners ?
So just a heads up to anyone that is a resident of McHenry County, Illinois.
Update 1/30/23: Mike Bloomberg's red shirt wearing Karens have been activated, and we know that Kelli W is behind it.
That's ok, Kelli. So sorry an insider foiled your plan. :)
More intercepted internal comms. Kelli and friends appear to be doubling down and now has MDA presenting at the NOW meeting.