In a bold affirmation of Second Amendment rights, Holton Township in Muskegon County, Michigan, has declared itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary, as reported by The Midwesterner. The Township Board of Trustees, demonstrating their commitment to the constitutional right to bear arms, passed a resolution on Tuesday evening that mirrors the principled stand taken by Livingston County last April. This resolution is a clear statement against the enforcement of red-flag laws, which are often viewed by conservatives as overreaching attempts to infringe on Americans’ constitutional rights to gun ownership.
Further reinforcing their dedication to the security and rights of their residents, the Board included an addendum to form a militia. This initiative, termed the Militia Public Security Act, invites legal residents of the township to voluntarily join this militia, provided they meet certain criteria. This move symbolizes a proactive approach to community safety and self-reliance, aligning with conservative values of personal responsibility and local governance.
The militia formation comes with clear guidelines to ensure responsible participation. Prospective members must be over 18 and pass a federal firearms background check, demonstrating a responsible and lawful approach to gun ownership. Additionally, militia members are required to provide their own firearms, which must comply with federal, executive, county, and state regulations. This includes a variety of firearms and ammunition, as long as they have been deemed legal by federal standards since March 27, 2021. These stipulations underline a responsible exercise of Second Amendment rights, ensuring that members are law-abiding citizens equipped to contribute positively to the safety of the community.