St. Clair County Board of Commissioners Approve 2nd Amendment Resolution

Second Amendment Rights activists are pushing to get all counties in Michigan to pass resolutions that safeguard legal gun ownership and carrying in the counties. 

On January 16, the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners was presented with the resolution at a meeting, but the item was pulled from the agenda. Two weeks later, the resolution was back on the agenda, with modified verbiage, but commissioners approved it. The Sanilac County Board of Commissioners approved a similar resolution earlier this month.

The resolutions are commonly known or referred to as “Gun Sanctuary” resolutions, but the word “sanctuary” seems to be the point of contention and has been removed from the language of the resolutions. The resolutions don’t actually change anything to current laws or observances; rather they are meant as an affirmation of citizens’ right to bear arms as granted under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. 

While there have been no attempts by either county to restrict gun ownership, Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer has advocated for stricter gun laws and has advocated for the “red flag” bill that would give law enforcement the right to confiscate guns if there is just cause, such as proof of intent to harm self or others. The passions of gun ownership and open carry advocates have been stirred by the “Gun Sanctuary” conversation and a grassroots movement was started called “2nd Amendment March on Port Huron” that is scheduled to take place before the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners Meeting next Thursday.

Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.