Mandatory registration, social media checks, assault weapons bans…northern Illinois has a crime problem and southern Illinois gun owners end up paying for it.
It was standing room only at the Family Life Center in Enfield. All wanting to know more about a series of bills being considered that they say could limit their rights as gun owners.
Many believe they are paying the price here for all the violence up north.
“I have not had anything except one traffic ticket in my entire life,” said White County resident James Totten. “Why is the state of Illinois all of a sudden sticking their nose into my business and expecting me to pay for it?”
If the size of the crowd Monday night was any indication, residents in southern Illinois are very concerned about proposed gun legislation being presented by state lawmakers,
“We’re just not going to stand for it,” said Valinda Rowe. “We’re going to fight back.”