Second Amendment supporters, politicians gather for 2A Day event in Fowlerville

Second Amendment supporters, politicians gather for 2A Day event in Fowlerville

On a warm Saturday afternoon, politicians, activists and Michiganders from across the state gathered at a home in Fowlerville for a celebration. What were they celebrating? Their constitutional right to bear arms. The event, 2A Day, featured music, vendors and speeches from current and prospective politicians about the U.S. Constitution, the Second Amendment and support for former President Donald Trump. "2A Day," which refers to the Second Amendment, was hosted by 2A Patriot, a Michigan-based organization dedicated to protecting citizens’ Second Amendment rights. Livingston County residents formed the group just over a year ago, but membership has grown across the state. Dave Pike, a Hamburg Township resident and 2A Patriot member, said this was the first 2A Day, but the group hopes to make it a yearly tradition. "We want to give politicians a chance to talk to people who believe in the Second Amendment," Pike said. "We actually had people call us and ask to speak here." Many speakers were from Livingston County, including Michigan’s 47th District Rep. Bob Bezotte, Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy and county commissioners Wes Nakagiri, Jay Drick, Brenda Plank and Mitch Zajac. "As many people know, I’m a big supporter of the Second Amendment," said Nakagiri, chair of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners. "I wanted to use this event as a chance to connect with the community." There were politicians from other parts of the state as well. "The Second Amendment gives the other amendments teeth," said Tom Norton, who is running […]

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