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McLean Co. State’s Attorney Takes Aim at Gun Laws


The McLean County state's attorney is halting enforcement of Illinois gun laws that he considers unconstitutional.

Ron Dozier says state law makes criminals out of people who simply carry weapons in the wrong place or the wrong type of container. Dozier says he refuses to ``punish decent, otherwise law-abiding citizens'' who exercise their Second Amendment rights.

He tells WJBC radio that someone who legally carries a rifle in a gun rack in Missouri shouldn't be charged with a felony just for driving across the state line.

But the county sheriff tells The (Bloomington) Pantagraph his officers will continue to make arrests when they see violations.

Dozier is the interim state's attorney and leaves office later this year.