Second Amendment Preservation fever continues to spread across Michigan. with Waterford Township the latest community looking to protect the gun rights of its citizens.
The township council will consider a Second Amendment Preservation resolution on Wednesday.
The natural rights to own property honestly and peacefully acquired, to self defense, and to prepare oneself for that defense according to one’s conscience are under relentless assault on a global basis. In America, the Second Amendment was written to prevent federal infringement of those rights.
Many states, such as Michigan, have strong protections against state and local attacks on these rights. Michigan’s 1963 Constitution states in Article 1, Section 6 that… “Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state.” This strong, clear and concise language should guide everyone in the state as they contemplate what actions to take against the rising tide of federal encroachments.
Michigan Tenth Amendment Center‘s state chapter coordinator Shane Trejo was instrumental in getting the resolution introduced in Waterford Township. Trejo hopes to follow in the footsteps of patriotic activists like Doug Davis who helped get governments in the Northern Lower Peninsula to pass the Tenth Amendment Center’s Second Amendment Preservation Resolution. This is the first effort to get this resolution passed in Southeast Michigan. Resolutions such as these, while non-binding, are an important first-step in resisting federal tyranny.
“The 2nd Amendment Preservation Resolution has been utilized throughout Michigan, but this is our first attempt to spread this movement to the Metro Detroit area. With Detroit undergoing such tragic circumstances, it has become more important than ever to defend gun ownership rights with police no longer having the resources to react to calls promptly. It is simply irresponsible to leave people defenseless during dangerous times like these,” Trejo said.
Resolutions such as the Second Amendment Preservation Resolution are the first step in resisting the power-crazed elitists in Washington D.C. Non-cooperation with “officers of the union” when they take undelegated powers, governors protests and remonstrances, and Binding legislation / ordinances at the local and state level are the steps that grow out of resolutions and expressions of James Madison’s “disquietude.”
Once a resolution passes, citizens can use that momentum to take the next step – a binding ordinance forbidding cooperation by any city agency with federal acts that violate the Second Amendment.
People in Michigan are well served by Shane Trejo and his compatriots. As he points out, “Townships, cities and counties alike are coming together to nullify odious measures such as indefinite detention and gun control. We also have many great freedom-protecting measures being introduced in the state legislature. We just need more supporters to help spread the word and continue the resistance in their communities.”
All interested Michiganians in the local area should mark their calendars and attend if able to do so. The event will be at the Waterford Township Hall Auditorium in Waterford, MI at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16th. The address to the auditorium is 5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, MI 48329.
If you live in a different area of Michigan or somewhere else in the country, don’t fret. You can introduce a Second Amendment Preservation Resolution or Ordinance in your city, township or county. You can also lobby your State Representatives and Senators to introduce it as legislation as well! Track the progress of gun control nullification across the country with our Legislative Tracker feature.
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