From Jeff Thorsen, Chairman of the McHenry County Republican Party:
On January 16, 2023, the McHenry County Republican Executive Committee passed a resolution.
The resolution encourages the McHenry County Board to pass a resolution objecting to the passing of
HB5471 (Protect Illinois Communities Act), make McHenry County a Second Amendment Constitutional
Safe Haven County and demand that The Illinois General Assembly cease and repeal the Firearm Owners
Identification Card Act.
Clearly, the passage of HB5471 infringes upon the basic right laid down by our founders to protect our homes and families from harm and to protect all of our unalienable rights from government tyranny.
While we ae confident the new law will be struck down in the judicial branch eventually, the damage done to local McHenry County businesses will be devastating and possibly irreversible in the meantime.
We call upon the McHenry County Board to consider the kitchen tables of those small business owners and employees most directly affected.
The McHenry County Law and Government Committee will meet on January 31, 2023 at 8:30 AM at the county administration building.
This resolution will be read into the record through public comment at that time and we anticipate the committee will refer this resolution to the McHenry County Board.
Jeffrey T. Thorsen
McHenry County Republican Central Committtee
The resolution is below: