Using a doctrine neither party can correctly identify, five counties in Illinois have declared their intention to nullify state-level gun control regulations. I discuss the story and hearken back to my previous work on the nullification doctrine.

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Show Notes:

Mises Institute Power & Market Blog: Illinois Counties Vote to Nullify State Gun Laws

Fox News: Illinois counties form ‘sanctuaries’ for gun owners to thwart state’s push for gun control

Think Progress: Illinois Republicans announce ‘sanctuary’ status to fight gun restrictions

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By Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is the Justin Raimondo Fellow at the Libertarian Institute where he advocates a noninterventionist foreign policy. He is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Liberty Weekly Podcast at, where he seeks to expose establishment narratives with well researched documentary-style content and insightful guest interviews. His work also appears on in the viewpoints section. He may be reached at

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