Approved resolution declares Macomb County a ‘constitutional sanctuary county’

Approved resolution declares Macomb County a ‘constitutional sanctuary county’

Last month, the Macomb County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution that, in part, indicates the county is a constitutional sanctuary county. MACOMB COUNTY — More than 20 people came ready to voice their opinion on a proposed resolution. A resolution was brought up in support of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution at the June 24 Macomb County Board of Commissioners meeting. The resolution was introduced by Commissioner Don VanSyckel, who represents the northern portion of Sterling Heights. The board voted 8-5 to approve the resolution. Commissioners Michelle Nard, Joseph Romano, VanSyckel, Jeff Farrington, Don Brown, Phil Kraft, Barb Zinner and Joe Sabatini voted in favor of the resolution, while commissioners Veronica Klinefelt, Harold Haugh, Antoinette Wallace, Julie Matuzak and Mai Xiong voted against it. The resolution states that the Second Amendment to the Constitution includes that a “well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” It adds that it is the board’s desire to reaffirm its commitment and support of the Constitution including all amendments that protect Macomb County citizens’ individual rights. “Constitutional sanctuary county is defined as a place of refuge for the law-abiding citizen in regards to the citizens’ rights under the Constitution,” the resolution reads. “Including but not limited to the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.” By approving the resolution, the board declared Macomb County to be a “constitutional sanctuary county.” It supports […]

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