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 a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Liberty Weekly Podcast at, where he covers libertarian legal theory, noninterventionist foreign policy, Austrian economics, history, and other libertarian topics. His is a regular contributor at the Libertarian Institute at His work also appears on in the viewpoints section. He may be reached at

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