5 things to know about the ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ movement in Michigan

5 things to know about the ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ movement in Michigan

Flint resident Steven Doak, left, gathers alongside other open carry advocates at the state capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 to advocate for gun rights in Lansing. (Jake May | MLive.com) BAY CITY, MI — A growing list of Michigan municipalities are passing “Second Amendment sanctuary” resolutions, affirming gun ownership rights and signaling resistance to proposed gun control legislation. This national movement has picked up steam in recent weeks, with hundreds of municipalities across the country taking on the “sanctuary” title, according to SanctuaryCounties.com , which is compiling updates about the movement. Here are some facts about the resolutions. 1. Eight Michigan counties and counting Earlier this month, Lapeer County joined a growing group of Michigan municipalities signaling opposition to gun control legislation by voting to adopt a “sanctuary county” resolution. Also on the list of those adopting such resolutions are Mackinac, Cheboygan, Otsego, Presque Isle, Oscoda, Kalkaska and Osceola counties. Many more are considering resolutions. Ionia County will hold a vote tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 11. Bay County will also vote tonight, but to adopt a resolution signaling support for constitutional rights in general. Jackson County will likely vote on a proposal at its Tuesday, Feb. 18 meeting. Berrien County is considering a resolution. Macomb County has a resolution in the works, according to the Detroit Free Press, and The Livingston Daily reports Livingston County may consider a resolution as well. The Cadillac News reports resolutions are in the works in Wexford and Missaukee counties, as well as the […]

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