The Livingston County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution in support of the Second Amendment of the US Constitution and the Michigan Constitution at the Board Meeting on Monday April 24, 2023.
The proposed resolution follows the enactment of legislation in Lansing this month regarding gun storage and background check requirements. Additional legislation regarding extreme risk protection orders ('red flag laws') has been passed by the legislature and sent to the Governor for signature. The resolution posted on the commission web site includes the following text:
"BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Board will not authorize or appropriate new funds, resources, employees, agencies, contractors, buildings, detention centers or offices for the sole purposes of enforcing any statute, law, rule, order, or regulation that restricts the rights of any law-abiding citizen affirmed by the Second Amendment or Article 1, Section 6, of the Michigan Constitution, nor be used to aid any state or federal agency in infringing or restricting such rights; and
2 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board respectfully requests the Michigan Legislature, the United States Congress, and other agencies of State and Federal government to vigilantly preserve and protect those rights by rejecting any provision, statute, law, rule, order or regulation that may infringe, have tendency to infringe or place any additional burdens on the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms;"