Representative Greg Markkanen has voted in support of a resolution reaffirming the rights of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms in Michigan.
The 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects an individual’s right to use firearms for self defense.
It is also guaranteed by the Michigan State Constitution, and Representative Markkanen said he took an oath to preserve them both.
He also added “The right to bear arms is prominently written in the documents upon which our society is built and yet this essential principle is constantly under attack. We must stand up for the rights of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves, their families and their property in Michigan.”
House Resolution 227 states the Michigan Legislature will not pass laws that infringe upon the ability of Michigan residents to keep and own firearms.
It also says the Legislature will ensure 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 and would view such infringements as violations of both the 2nd Amendment and the Constitution of the State of Michigan of 1963.