Kalamazoo County Commissioners vote against one gun proclamation, vote in favor of another

Kalamazoo County Commissioners vote against one gun proclamation, vote in favor of another

The Commissioners voted against a proclamation that would declare Kalamazoo County as a Second Amendment Constitutional County, while voting in favor of a proclamation of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Kalamazoo County Commissioners considered two different gun-related proclamations at a virtual meeting on Tuesday, May 19. (Photo courtesy of PMN Civic livestream). KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI (WKZO AM/FM) — The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners considered two gun-related proclamations during a virtual meeting on Tuesday night. The first was a proclamation declaring Kalamazoo County as a Second Amendment Constitutional County, which was brought forward by Commissioner John Gisler. This proclamation was only brought forward for a first reading. If Commissioners had voted in favor of it, it would be pushed forward for a vote at the next meeting. This proclamation claims "more Kalamazoo County residents are concerned about personal safety during the current pandemic and are purchasing more firearms in recent months." It adds, "Kalamazoo County residents deserve assurance that their second amendment rights are supported by Kalamazoo County government; and each Kalamazoo County Commissioner, took an oath to support the United States Constitution and the Michigan Constitution, both of which include citizens’ individual rights to keep and bear arms." Gisler noted that this proclamation is unrelated to the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County movement that has already been approved elsewhere in Michigan . "The word ‘sanctuary’ is not in this proclamation, this is not to do anything in violation of any law anywhere, especially the constitution," Gisler said. "It’s just […]

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