Update! Alcona Co. MI, passed new 2A Resolution now including the word “Sanctuary”

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Thanks to one of our followers on social media, we can now report that on October 21, 2020, Alcona County, Michigan’s Board of Commissioners held a vote on an updated resolution with the word “Sanctuary” included. The resolution passed with a vote of 3-1. Commissioners Craig Johnston, Carolyn Brummund and Gary Wnuk voted in favor of the updated resolution. Whereas, commissioner Adam Brege voted against it. The updated version of the resolution will be shown below, followed by the original resolution.

Verification Citation/Source: Alcona County Board of Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 21 Oct 2020
Vote Count: 3-1


RESOLUTION #2020-15

Resolution Declaring Alcona County a Constitutional Second Amendment Sanctuary County

WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to The Constitution of the United States of America, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, states “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”; and

WHEREAS, Article I, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution (1963) provides that “Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state”; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of this Board to reaffirm its commitment and support of The Constitution of the United States of America as well as the Constitution of the State of Michigan including all amendments which protect Alcona County citizens’ individual rights; and

WHEREAS, each Alcona County Commissioner, as provided by Article IX, Section 1, of the Michigan Constitution (1963), took an oath to support The Constitution of the United States of America and the Michigan Constitution.

WHEREAS, a “Constitutional Sanctuary County” is defined as a place of refuge for the law abiding citizen in regards to the citizens’ rights under The Constitution of the United States of America and Michigan Constitution including but not limited to the Second Amendment right to Keep and Bear Arms.

NOW THEREFORE IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Alcona County Board of Commissioners, that the County of Alcona, Michigan, be, and hereby is, declared to be a “Constitutional Sanctuary County.”

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Board affirms its support for the Alcona County Sheriff and the Alcona County Prosecuting Attorney, in the exercise of their sound discretion to NOT enforce any statute or law that is contrary to the rights established by The Constitution of the United States of America and the State of Michigan constitution against any law abiding citizen, of Alcona.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Board will not authorize or appropriate funds, resources, employees, agencies, contractors, buildings, detention centers or offices for the purposes of enforcing any law 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 which would be considered to be unconstitutional; and

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, law or regulation that may infringe, have the tendency to infringe or place any additional burdens on the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, This Resolution supersedes the previous Alcona County Second Amendment Resolution 82020-08 which was passed by the Alcona County Board of Commissioners on February 5, 2020.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be sent to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senator Jim Starnes, House Representative Susan M Allor, and the other 82 counties in the State of Michigan, U.S. Congressman Jack Bergman and Senator Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters. Moved by Gary Wnuk, seconded by Carolyn Brummund. A roll call vote was taken and this Resolution was passed by a vote of 3-1.

Those Commissioners voting in favor: Craig Johnston, Carolyn Brummund and Gary Wnuk.
Those Commissioners voting against: Adam Brege
This Resolution was declared adopted.

Passed Alcona Constitutional Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution 10-21-2020-15

By: David Tripp
5 Feb 2020

The board of commissioners voted unanimously to approve the resolution, but before they did, there was a significant amendment added. The word sanctuary had been removed.

Verification Citation/Source: Alcona County Board of Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 5 Feb 2020
Vote Count: Unanimous