Category Archives: Annastacia Palaszczuk
More than 19,000 cars were stolen in Queensland last year with Brisbane topping the score across the nation with 7000 disappearing.
Cairns recorded 1289 stolen cars at the end of December, a record for the far northern city.
The most common cars stolen were Toyotas, specifically Landcruisers, HiLuxs and Corollas, followed by Holden Commodores and Ford Rangers according to the RACQ.
These were the top selling makes and models which are impossible to start without the right key. It follows on that thieves have been able to break into homes and find the keys which is worrying for homeowners who probably were asleep when the thefts occurred.
In Cairns the majority of thieves are usually aged 12 to 16 who have no fear of the police or courts. They often post the photos of stolen cars on social media including themselves sitting on the bonnet for a trophy shot.
Many of these juveniles are Aboriginal who should be at home late at night and going to school the next day.
There is a great deal of anecdotal evidence claiming the kiddie car thieves are part of an organised group which deploys them into neighborhoods because the courts are unable to keep them locked up when caught and there are minor consequences.
Recently two white 17 year old males caused more than two million dollars damage to earthmoving machinery in south Cairns but were soon caught because they too posted their expensive exploits on social media.
Police asked the duo why they vandalised the machinery to which they replied: “because we can…”
These kids, black and white have not ever been taught respect for others or their property because the Labor Party’s juvenile justice laws have been debased to the point of irrelevance and indigenous education curricula has conditioned students that white man is a trespasser.
There are no rehabilitation or remote sentencing programs of any value to suit these recalcitrant kids and doubling jail time for property offences is laughable.
Kids are taught humanistic values where it is OK to do as you like with no possibility of retribution, and that white man stole your land so go get ‘em.
Could the same malady be affecting Alice Springs?
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
The right to own and bear arms guaranteed by the 1689 Bill of Rights, has been trampled by Australian, egregious, corporate political parties over the past three decades aided and abetted by psyops such as Port Arthur that the Jew John Howard orchestrated with the help of the Jesuits and implemented by Israeli Secret Service Mossad and a small cadre of Australian elite troops.
National gun laws are coming, yet there is no Constitutional avenue that allows for federal gun laws to which the illegitimate National Cabinet agreed on Friday. Since when has the Commonwealth Constitution of Australia ever resonated with political parties except when convenient for example, to implement the black Voice?
The ALP has claimed it needs a referendum to get more Aboriginals into parliament, which is a ruse for the introduction of an Aboriginal treaty and ensuing sovereignty which would see every Australian become tenants of blackfellas who make up just 3.5 of a population of nearly 26 million.
When the states, without a referendum, can hand over firearms administration to the feds who needs a Constitution?
Aboriginal sovereignty would ensure all property owners would be forced to pay rent to a multitude of blackfella bureaucracies for ever more on top of the annual $35 billion taxpayer handout.
Fear was the only way in which Howard et al could get away with the Port Arthur sting, and the corrupt media’s bona fides really shone out during the Covid scamdemic introducing more fear, cowering the normies into getting a dangerous jab that Big Pharma now admits doesn’t work against a virus that doesn’t exist.
Australia, being a lawful political subdivision of the United States of America since at least 1966, https://cairnsnews.org/2023/01/30/petition-of-right-to-queen-elizabeth-to-restore-constitutional-government-in-australia-ignored-by-charles/ can have access to US courts where any intelligent Aussie could mount a challenge to restrictive gun policies under the Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Cairns News will help with any publicity for anybody who steps up to run a challenge in the US Supreme Court.
From Jim O’Toole
Qld Labor ‘inhumane’ for removing Covid remedy hydroxychloroquine from market and jailing anyone who uses it
Senator Malcolm Roberts questions, is Australia the New World Order’s testing ground? He discusses this and more with Maria Zeee on the Alex Jones Show.
United [Communist] Nations Regime of Australia is building a black insurgency – make civic life impossible, drive out citizens of Alice Springs
By columnist Lyndesy Symonds
As Albo and the Gates Entity stitch up Australia, the feral ‘kids’ problem has gone off the dial in Alice Springs. On the face of it, this is Black Entitlement to Crime with the ‘kids’ being indigenous, xerox copies of the ‘youths’ of African gang Entitlement to Crime problem that rampages the Southern States.
NB. This is the very age group of male ‘youths’ that the Australian government continues to fly into Australia from every failed Marxist state in Africa. We are talking the age group of the best soldiers of any gook cadre anywhere in the world – aged say 17 – 21 years. If they can pass for 13 – 16 in the Big Jew msmedia photo-op so much the better.
The Sky News interviews with Darren Clark should should tell us everything we need to know about where Alice Springs fits into the synoptic picture.
Points to note. These rampages have been going on at this level of intensity for three years. The police are overwhelmed and/or stood down by covert order. Whenever the media spotlight is shone on the ‘feral kids’ problem, the feral kids go to ground. [Kind of like they are either bussed in [read inserted] for these rampages or they were ordered to stand down]. This is at odds with the ‘senseless behaviour’ that is so well documented on Darren Clark’s FB page.
When the federal or state politicians visit, suddenly The Alice is tidy town of the NT. Nothing to see here. The federal and state leaders who could take these matters smartly in hand in the Southern states and in Alice Springs refuse to do so. The media censor the hell to which an Australian town is being subjected and sanitize the reports that filter through. Anyone demanding action is of course a racist, a white supremacist ( probably a Nazi) .
What are the Australians looking at here? What is going on?
Short answer: Together with its multi-lateral partners circling like vultures, the United [Communist] Nations Regime of Australia is building a gook insurgency. It is being cherry picked and flown in and home grown units are training in Alice Springs. The idea here is to do whatever is needed to make civic life impossible and drive out the Australians – the majority Anglo-Celtic demographic. Crime, chaos and corruption is not incompetence, it is the underpinning sistema of every Marxist state. This is the method they use to destroy the White population, the private business sector and the social infrastructure that is built on this productivity. These are the class enemies of the Revolution.
Alice Springs is not ‘crime riddled’. It is being subjected to insurgency. Anyone who happens to notice this, is (of course) racist. And there will be payola involved for all the bad boyz who are running amok, not least their entitlement to crime.
Want to see where this is going? South Africa July 2021. ‘Kill the Boere. Kill the farmer’ is the solution to the systemic failure of every branch of government, most notably the failure to even keep the lights on in major cities.
Burning, looting, murder, mayhem, Black entitlement to crime is the way the criminal cartel behind the ANC keeps the minority White population and the Black constituency in line. And that is exactly the way United [Communist] Nations Australian Regime intends to break the class and racial ‘enemies’ in Australia. This is a tried and true formula of the Revolution on at least four continents.
Reclaiming Rhodesia covered July 2021 in SA with an on-the-ground podcast
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July 19 2021.
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We asked Senator Jacinta Price to comment on this article 10 days ago. She declined yesterday. It seems it is too hot to handle. Editor
Readers should be asking the Qld ALP what these checkpoints are to be used for. Gun confiscation is around the corner
Checkpoint Charlies are dotted throughout regional Queensland by the hundreds usually in a location near townships where it is impossible to drive around because of gullies or embankments. When these check points were being constructed new bitumen was put down for no apparent reason in most cases. The sign posts have quick release mechanisms to remove present speed signs to be replaced by checkpoint signs.
On Friday National Cabinet of nearly all Labor Premiers and a Labor Prime Minister will discuss tighter gun laws and their nationalisation in the wake of a psyop in south western Queensland on December 12 where six people died in an alleged shootout. It is all coming together more quickly as social media including Twitter beats these socialists at their own game and they realise they have to disarm as many as possible as soon as possible.
National gun laws will be the result of Friday’s meeting which by all indications will restrict the number of firearms held by an individual, probably to two or three. One centre fire, one rimfire and a shotgun and no more than 100 rounds of ammunition.
Like Western Australia last year, which developed the most recent blueprint for restricting gun ownership, reloading equipment will almost certainly be banned.
If SSAA members want to keep their guns and sport they had better get rid of the present hierarchy in the states and federally.
They are going to sell you out yet again. Pistol shooters will have no chance. They will be restricted to one centrefire and one rimfire it they are not totally banned.
Remember, Ian Leavers, the President of the Police Federation of Australia is also the Queensland Police Union president and has 66,000 members some of whom own guns privately.
Some police officers are calling for mandatory psychological testing of all registered shooters yet the Queensland ALP Corporation and the Police Union refuse to introduce mandatory drug and alcohol testing for officers before going on duty in deference to every other industrial workplace.
Leavers is claimed by some of his former members as a megalomaniac and is on the record telling ABC Radio several years ago “….the only people who should own guns are police.”
Petition of Right to Queen Elizabeth to restore Constitutional government in Australia ignored by Charles
How is it that any natural person outside of the private political parties can be brought before a court?
Commencing on the morning of Monday, the 14th February 1966, no politically appointed
Judge/Justice in any Supreme Court of Queensland who has accepted payment in Australian
Decimal Currency for their private services to (the “State”) cannot impose any pecuniary penalty
in Australian Decimal Currency and cannot imprison any private person for any term of
imprisonment as held to -THE CRIMINAL CODE ACT, 1899 63 Vic. No.9 as they themselves
hold the authority of an individual person only.
I refer to the public Seal affixed to the Judiciary Act No.6 of 1903, any politically appointed
Judge/Justice in any private Australian Court, who receives their Salaries and allowances in
Australian Decimal Currency in any format which includes an electronic transaction in AUS$.
Every politically appointed Australian Judge/Justice each hold a signed person to person contract in De
Facto Relationships with the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Government, the Prime
Minister of Australia, and are paid out of the profits of the firm in the private currency of the firm
AUS$, which is an electronic currency as held to Electronic Transactions Act 1999.
The Judges/Justice so politically are inside the Council of Australian Governments or COAG and
only hold the single authority of the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Government the
Prime Minister of Australia who personally holds the Seals of the Corporation
No politically sworn and appointed Judge /Justice in any private positions in any private Australia
Courts, can impose any pecuniary sentence in Australian Decimal Currency upon any private
persons, and to be paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Australian Government in any
electronic transition or by the use of Australian Decimal Currency, held to Currency Act 1965 and
the Reserve Bank Act 1959.
No politically sworn and appointed Judge /Justice in any private positions in any private Australian Court, cannot imprison any person on the land of the Crown, for any purported Civil Law, Criminal Offence, of the privately elected Members of the Registered Political Parties of the Australian Government, the holders of the Seal affixed to the Crimes Act 1914.
By Lyndesy Symonds
And while genocidal psychopath , Bill , is over here to take a dump on Australia, he just happens to let it drop that CoVID vaxxes don’t work.
This must be some kind of ‘in joke’ after the Australian Bureau of Stats has crunched the numbers and come up with 5162% increase in excess deaths across all causes of mortality in Australia from 2021 – 2023. They gave this info secretly to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. So now it is public domain.
All the CoVID Commissars get it. Bill, a slime-y little sucker pad on the Vampyre Squid and little Albo who has to run UN CoVID Operation here in the Australian patch. They all get it. And since we all know it is NOT, Absolutely NOT the vaccine that could possibly be causing 5162% cause of excess mortality, Bill just can’t restrain his squidliness: – ‘well the covid vaxxes don’t work anyway’ he assures the Australian families who have loved ones due to the vaxx adversities and the Australians who have lost their homes, their jobs, businesses and health due to the Australian CoVID Regime mandates.
What we are supposed to believe from Bill’s infobyte is that the CoVID Vaxx ‘doesn’t work’ against the ‘SARS nouvelle corona cov-2 virus’ of the Global Pandemic 2020, a virus that was never isolated from any human tissue and shown to be infectious and transmissible. That Virus. That Pandemic.
But the CoVID Vaxx as a bioweapon for depopulation, well it is working just fine. The numbers are now in at a pleasing 5162%. And Bill is on public record as a depopulator for the Vampyre Squid. So he would know.
The Premier today announced a new Police Academy for Townsville, as she revealed artist impressions of the new state-of-the-art Queensland police precinct.
The Academy will join the previously announced $30 million police facility – due to replace the Kirwan Police Station- with preliminary works on the facility already underway at the site of the former 1300 Smiles football stadium.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Queensland was in the midst of the biggest investment in policing in Queensland in more than three decades.
“The Townsville Police Academy will continue to play a significant role in the development of the next generation of police officers,” the Premier said.
“Recently we saw one of the biggest ever in-take of recruits to the Townsville Academy to undergo their comprehensive six-month training course.
“61 new recruits from all walks of life, aged 18 to 53 signed up to the academy, where they’ll undergo rigorous training with an acute emphasis on domestic and family violence.
“They will engage in cultural training, co-facilitated by external practitioners and people with lived experience. The course will focus on trauma-informed and victim-centric policing responses.
“We are going to be training even more recruits like this into the future, and a new state-of-the-art training facility at the new Kirwan police precinct would be a significant drawcard for recruits to North Queensland.
“While it will also provide the Queensland Police Service with greatly enhanced operational training capability.”
Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said the significant investment cemented the QPS’ commitment to delivering world-class policing services into the future.
“A brand new police academy will help us usher in a new chapter of modernisation of training for our recruits and officers in North Queensland,” Commissioner Carroll said.
“We are embarking on the largest ever police recruit campaign and we know having state-of-the-art training facilities right here in Townsville will be a great incentive for would-be recruits.
“The multi-purpose police complex at Kirwan will not only provide services for the local community but will become a policing hub, boosting our capability across the region.”
Acting Police Minister Mark Furner said the design work will ensure the new facilities at the old football stadium site will be first class.
“I’m very much looking forward to seeing the outcome of this exciting venture for the QPS and the community,” Minister Furner said.
“The existing Police Academy in Townsville has done a great job of preparing new recruits for more than 25 years.
“We have excellent, modern training facilities for police in Brisbane, and now is the time for north Queensland to be equipped with similar cutting-edge training capabilities.
“We are making the biggest investment in police personnel in more than three decades and it is only fitting we provide police with the best possible training facilities.”
Member for Thuringowa Aaron Harper said today’s announcement is a win for North Queensland, and will ensure community safety remains at the forefront for years to come.
“Today is a great day for Townsville, as we welcome the announcement of this new police academy.
“Not only will this see more of our best and brightest progress thorough a state-of the art training facility right here in Townsville, but I expect the construction process will lead to more good jobs for North Queenslanders.
“I have always said that this facility will be something special, and the release of these comprehensive plans prove that.
“I thank the QPS, and the Palaszczuk Government, for paying homage to North Queensland’s footy legacy, by ensuring the new complex’s design honours the former stadium.”
Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said the State Government was continuing to back the Queensland Police Service.
“We know the important job our police do each and every day serving our community and that’s why we always back them with good facilities and equipment,” Mr Stewart said.
“It’s exciting to see the plans for this state-of-the-art facility, which will be great for our police graduates.”
Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers welcomed the announcemt.
“The QPU welcomes today’s announcement as a new Police Academy in Townsville is sorely needed and is a tangible example of this Government’s commitment to police in regional Queensland,” Mr Leavers said.
“I also thank and acknowledge the Premier and Police Minister’s commitment to work with me to focus on increasing police numbers and address police recruiting in Queensland through a whole suite of innovative and nation leading measures that we are working on.”
New speed cameras fixed inside flashing school zone signs will be switched on for the first time on Monday, January 23 across Queensland.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the purpose-built cameras were part of a world-first pilot designed to protect students during their daily travels.
“I’m pleased to announce that new cameras will target speeding drivers in school zones to keep Queensland kids, parents and teachers safe,” Mr Bailey said.
“Children can be unpredictable and are especially vulnerable to vehicles travelling at speed.
“I don’t want to see someone’s child badly injured or killed on their way to school just because of the recklessness of a speeding driver.
“These cameras will pop up in high-risk locations from Monday, targeting reckless drivers who speed through school zones.
“It’s vital we do everything we can to keep the vulnerable in our community safe on our roads and these cameras will help to achieve that.
“With students heading back to school, we’re putting this new enforcement technology into action to encourage safer driving in school zones.”
Education Minister Grace Grace said the cameras would be rotated across prioritised high-risk school zones state-wide during the pilot program.
“Unfortunately, drivers still aren’t getting the message, with speeding continuing to be a major contributor to serious crashes on Queensland roads,” Ms Grace said.
“Sticking to the speed limit gives you a better chance of stopping in time if needed and can mean the difference between life and death or serious injury to a pedestrian, especially a school aged child.
“We all have a responsibility to drive safely and slow down when children are around.”
The new speed cameras will be operational during school zone hours. Motorists caught exceeding the speed limit will be fined and accrue demerit points.
Mr Bailey said the innovative RBMS would also monitor school crossing movements.
“We know there have been many instances of vehicles not stopping for school crossings, despite the crossing supervisors and students accessing the road at the time,” he said.
“When activated by the presence of a school crossing supervisor, the RBMS can monitor and record any near-hits or traffic and road safety incidents.
“This allows us to collect and analyse incident details to help inform future road safety improvements.”
RACQ General Manager of Advocacy Joshua Cooney said the Club was concerned too many motorists still did not take school zone speed limits seriously.
“Our latest Road Safety Survey showed that despite almost 90% of Queenslanders driving their kids to school, half admitted to speeding in a school zone. It’s simply not good enough,” Mr Cooney said.
“School zone speed limits are not optional; they need to be enforced to keep our kids safe.
“Every child should be able to get to and from school safely, and as drivers, we all have a responsibility to make sure that happens.”
Further information can be found at: www.tmr.qld.gov.au/safety/road-safety/speed-camera-signs-pilot-in-school-zones-and-roadworks.
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Aborigines want you to pay them rent on your home for evermore, on top of an annual $35 billion government handout
Letter to the Editor
Momentum is building for a campaign that would call on Australian property owners to pay a percentage of their income to traditional land owners out of respect for their ancestral land claims.
The scheme, Pay the Rent, would work as a voluntary weekly payment to a body led by Aboriginal elders and managed without interference from the government.
The program has been operating quietly in Victoria, with veteran Aboriginal rights activist from Melbourne Robbie Thorpe – who organised a similar scheme in Fitzroy in the 1990s – suggesting non-Indigenous Australians give up one per cent of their weekly wage.
Decisions about the distribution of money paid into this fund will be made exclusively by a Sovereign Body, composed of Aboriginal people from a range of clans and nations,” the Pay The Rent website states.
This initiative operates on the understanding that Aboriginal people should have control of any rent received.
Paying the Rent is about non-Indigenous people honouring the Sovereignty of Aboriginal people; it is a somewhat more just way of living on this stolen land,” the scheme states on its website.”
Cara Peek, a Yawuru/Bunuba woman and lawyer who co-founded Cultural IQ, an organisation providing culturally appropriate training in Australian businesses, said Australia was ready to have conversations about financial reparation.
“People are often looking to find a way to support Indigenous communities and acknowledge the historical nature of our lived experiences as first peoples,” Ms Peek told news.com.au.
“A Pay the Rent scheme is also quite poignant in that owning property is a privilege in this country, and as much as people may struggle with mortgages, many people can’t even get a mortgage or bank loan. That is the case for many Indigenous Australians.”
“In response to an common argument that non-Indigenous Australians had just as much right to land because they were born in Australia, Ms Peek strongly suggested education as the answer.
“If you can afford property, you are well above in terms of privilege and opportunity than most Indigenous Australians,” she said, describing it a “moot point”.
“If you want to know why you should consider that [paying the rent] then you need to educate yourself.”
Ms Peek suggested the Cultural IQ educational program she co-founded with her sister and that is set to launch on January 26.
“That helps people understand and unpack their cultural bias and where they’ve come from, and also how to meet first peoples in the middle,” she said.
from Bliskitt, Queensland
Editor: The Aboriginal industry gets $35 billion from the federal government every year, and now they want you to pay them rent on your land for which you worked for a lifetime.
The vast majority of blackfellas sit on their arses for most of their lives collecting money to do so and still they want more. Tell the sycophantic Labor PM Albanese NO. The militant Murris should remember they would not exist in any capacity if the Japs had got into Australia. They should shut up and be thankful for Captain Cook, the ADF and everything that followed for their benefit.
Just remember most Australian state school curricula teaches kids Australia Day is ” ïnvasion day.”
By Jim O’Toole, Townsville Bureau
A reported sighting of a salt water crocodile near Stradbroke Island turned out to be a dugong. After viewing social media footage Cairns News agrees the sighting was not a croc.
After 60 reported sightings of crocs in and around Cairns beaches and northern suburbs over the last month, any surface water is out of bounds until the excessive numbers are cleaned up preferably by shooting.
Mareeba on the northern Tablelands once was free of crocs in its waterways but since numerous small crocs escaped from a local croc farm during the massive Cyclone Yasi in 2011 they populated Two Mile Creek, small streams, Barron River and Granite Creek, all within walking distance of the town’s CBD.
Croc farms and zoos are overloaded with salties and do not want any more, especially over two metres long.
But the idiotic policy of the state Labor corporation is to catch and relocate crocs giving somebody else the problem.
Anyone silly enough to dip their toes in the Ross River in Townsville or the Barron River in Cairns deserves to be snapped up.
However there is plenty of anecdotal evidence of crocs living in southern Queensland waters over the years.
In the 70’s fishermen were quoted in the Gympie and Sunshine Coast media seeing salties in creeks and near beaches.
The Mary River at Maryborough was home to large crocs in the 60’s, indeed relatives of this scribe saw a monster alongside their dinghy when fishing in the Mary River circa 1965.
There were also claims of crocodiles being shot by farmers in the Mary River in the 70’s.
With the great explosion of saltie numbers from the Torres Strait to Gladstone it is not unrealistic to expect these deadly saurians to be seen in southern waters after being pushed out of usual territory by larger aggressive males..
The Queensland Labor Corporation claim only some salties are dangerous to humans but Aborigines and Islanders have long warned, in spite of this nonsense, that every saltie is dangerous from one foot long to 25 feet long.
Two years ago we invited wildlife officers who said they would only remove dangerous crocs from Cairns beaches, to get into the water and identify which ones should be removed.
Needless to say none of the state’s armchair experts took up the offer.
About five years ago several of our contributors passed on Facebook comments and a photo of a saltie seen in the Brisbane river.
Unfortunately the photo was lost in the ether.
Far Northern federal member Bob Katter yesterday commented on the Stradbroke sighting sternly advising media he “did not put any crocs near Straddie.”
He did however tell wildlife rangers that it “should be shot” because it was too close to people.
Absolutely correct Mr Katter.
Australian police are the opposite wanting to disarm the entire population
(Natural News) A growing group of sheriffs in Illinois are vowing not to enforce provisions of a new gun control law passed by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly and signed by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker this week.
The statute, which is being heavily criticized as anti-Second Amendment and potentially unconstitutional, not only calls for banning new sales of so-called “assault weapons,” but while it allows current owners to keep the weapons they have, they must register them with the Illinois State Police, and that is where the sheriffs have drawn a line.
The Democrat-controlled state legislature imposed a ban on a variety of semiautomatic guns, magazines, and devices that allow a weapon to fire more quickly on Monday.
The Protecting Illinois Communities Act passed the Illinois Senate on Monday night by a vote margin of 34–20. The bill makes it illegal for Illinois residents to purchase, transfer, or manufacture “assault weapons” and extended magazines. According to the bill’s language, an “assault weapon” is a semiautomatic rifle that can accept a detachable magazine and has a pistol grip or thumbhole stock, a flash suppressor, a grenade launcher, a barrel shroud, or other characteristics.
“I’m signing this legislation tonight so it can take immediate effect,” Pritzker said in a press conference, local media reported on Tuesday.
In a letter posted to Facebook, Greene County Sheriff Rob McMillen wrote that he plans to follow his “morals, beliefs, and obligations concerning protecting the rights” of the citizens of his county.
These types of laws put law enforcement officers and prosecutors in a very precarious box, with us having to decide to not enforce laws that were passed by government bodies,” McMillen wrote. “But, as your Greene County Sheriff, I cannot sit back and let laws strip Greene County citizens of their constitutional rights, and not take a stance supporting the citizens against a government that wants to trample on their rights.”
Meanwhile, Iroquois County Sheriff Clinton J. Perzee noted in a letter of his own, “The right to keep and bear arms for defense of life, liberty and property is regarded as an inalienable right by the people. I, among many others, believe that HB 5471 is a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”
His letter followed a Dec. 13 vote by the Iroquois County Board implementing a measure that forbids the “use of county funds, appropriation, personnel, or property” to enforce the law, The Epoch Times noted further.
Perzee said that neither he nor his office will be checking to ensure that “lawful gun owners register their weapons with the State, nor will we be arresting or housing law abiding individuals that have been arrested solely with non-compliance of this Act.”
Clinton County Sheriff Dan Travous, Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl, and Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing all made similar statements and commitments to their residents.
Also, Madison County Sheriff Jeff Connor, in conjunction with the county’s State’s Attorney Tom Haine, noted in a joint statement that they expect the law will face legal challenges and “trust that this legislative overreach will not stand.”
“In the meantime, we remain focused on reducing violent crime,” their letter reads. “Therefore, pending further direction by the courts, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office will not expend its limited resources to check whether otherwise law-abiding gun owners have registered their weapons with the State, nor will the Madison County Sheriff’s Office be arresting or housing otherwise law-abiding individuals solely due to non-compliance with [the law].”
Edwards County Sheriff Darby Boewe also took to social media with an almost identical vow not to enforce the law.
“Part of my duties that I accepted upon being sworn into office was to protect the rights provided to all of us, in the Constitution,” Boewe wrote on Facebook. “One of those rights enumerated is the right of the people to KEEP and BEAR ARMS provided under the 2nd Amendment. The right to keep and bear arms for defense of life, liberty and property is regarded as an inalienable right by the people.”
Logan County, Kankakee County, Piatt County, LaSalle County, Knox County, Pike County, Putnam County, St. Clair County, Union County, Wabash County, Woodford County, Williamson County, Wayne County, Shelby County, Ogle County, Jo Daviess County, and more posted similar letters.