Some lawmakers support making Michigan a ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ state

Some lawmakers support making Michigan a ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ state

Bay County stops short of naming itself 2nd Amendment ‘sanctuary’ As more Michigan communities consider “Second Amendment sanctuary” resolutions, some state lawmakers support taking a stronger stance on gun rights statewide. State Rep. Gary Eisen, R-St. Clair Township, is the lead sponsor on two House resolutions supporting gun rights – one of which would declare Michigan a Second Amendment sanctuary state . Fourteen fellow Republicans co-sponsored the proposal. Several Michigan counties and other municipalities have adopted or considered similar language in recent weeks as part of a national movement signaling opposition to gun control measures. As a “sanctuary,” local governments could signal they don’t intend to enforce any gun laws they consider unconstitutional. Resolutions are non-binding and do not have a direct impact on existing laws, but can be used by government bodies as a statement of priorities or to declare intentions. Eisen’s Second Amendment statewide sanctuary resolution was referred to the House Government Operations Committee and hasn’t been taken up. But during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday , lawmakers heard testimony on a similar resolution from Eisen that would “reaffirm the right of Michigan residents to keep and bear arms.” “The Michigan Legislature will not pass laws that would infringe upon the ability of Michigan residents to own and keep firearms,” that proposed resolution states, and “will ensure that legislation in violation of our constitutional right to bear arms will not be imposed upon the citizens of Michigan by either the federal government or itself.” Eisen said […]

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