On June 24, 2021, Macomb County, Michigan Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the Second Amendment. If you happen to know the vote count for this Resolution, please let us know by emailing contact@sanctuarycounties.com.

Verification Citation/Source: Macomb County, MI – County Commissioners
Resolution date passed: 24 Jun 2021
Vote Count: Unknown.


Official Resolution of the Board of Commissioners Macomb County, Michigan RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT OF THE U. S. CONSTITUTION Commissioner Don VanSyckel, on behalf of the Macomb County Board of Commissioners, offers the following resolution:

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 Macomb County citizens’ individual rights; and

WHEREAS, each Macomb 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; and

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 Macomb County Board of Commissioners, that the County of Macomb, Michigan, be, and hereby is, declared to be a “Constitutional Sanctuary County.”

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Board affirms its support for the Macomb County Sheriff and the Macomb 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 Macomb County.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Board will not support 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; 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 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, that a copy of this Resolution be sent to the Governor of Michigan, Macomb County’s State Senators, Macomb County’s State House Representatives, Macomb County’s U.S. Congressional Representatives, Michigan’s U.S. Senators and the Macomb County Sheriff and Prosecuting Attorney.

District 5 Commissioner

Clerk/Register of Deeds

Board Chair

Adopted: June 24, 2021

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