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Most downstate Illinois residents know that once away from the six county Chicago metro area local sheriffs are conservative.

Champaign, Illinois County Sheriff: The problem isn’t guns or magazines, it’s the mentally ill
January 31, 2013

Champaign County Sheriff Dan Walsh.


Champaign County Sheriff Dan Walsh has weighed in on the hysterical call by Democratic Party leaders to ban guns, limit magazine capacities and impose all sorts of other restrictions both in Springfield and in Washington, D.C.

While he doesn’t come out and say he’s not going to enforce further gun bans, he does cover a number of points that are just common sense around here:

Right to carry will deter crime.
America’s favorite rifle, the AR-15, isn’t criminally misused around here.
Magazine capacity isn’t an issue.
Cops here, including him, support law-abiding citizens’ right to carry and possess firearms of all sorts.
The real problem for his department is mental health issues.

Sheriff Walsh probably isn’t going to earn himself any free donuts for the department from Governor Quinn’s office, and certainly not from Senator Durbin or President Obama, but he calls it like he sees it.

16 posted on 02/01/2013 7:46:34 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
funny you mention that...

I know quite a few folks from various parts of Illinois and they generally feel unfairly associated because when people think Illinois, they instantly think Chicago. The truth is, practically the entire rest of the state looks upon Chicago with utter contempt.

24 posted on 02/01/2013 8:53:37 AM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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