Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson is standing with sheriffs across the state and across the country in opposing a ban on so-called assault weapons.
Williamson called 970 WMAY's Kramer Show Tuesday afternoon and made the announcement just a week before a public hearing on guns.
Speaker Mike Madigan called for next week's public hearing to hear from gun rights groups, gun control proponents and law enforcement officials.
Williamson says there are around 65 Illinois sheriffs that signed on to the deceleration made at a sheriff's convention earlier this month, but others in the collar counties around Chicago were "wishy-washy."
The sheriff says his email has been full because of this issue for a while now and it was time to take a stand.