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Michigan Township Creates Militia to Defend Right to Bear Arms

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Holton Township in Muskegon County, Michigan, declared itself a “Second Amendment sanctuary” and passed a resolution to create a militia, refusing to enforce any gun restriction law passed before 2021.

This move comes in response to concerns about potential erosion of Second Amendment rights, particularly after Michigan adopted a “red flag law” allowing judges to seize weapons from individuals deemed a danger.

The resolution was approved unanimously and also establishes a militia open to residents 18 and older. (Trending: Donald Trump Confronts Bud Light CEO.)

“You just can’t come in and take our weapons away without giving us a fighting chance to stand up for ourselves because we may not be guilty of anything,” said Holton Supervisor Alan Jager.

“We would just like to see local people stand up and say, ‘You just can’t do this and pass these laws’ because it may be good for the city but not good for rural communities,” he added.

The resolution states, “Holton Township will not acknowledge any new laws that are associated with red flag laws, or any other infringement of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Holton Township will not acknowledge any new regulation that prohibits open carry or concealed carry.”

Michigan has seen several counties and townships passing similar resolutions, with the sanctuary declarations being non-binding.

Critics view these actions as political grandstanding, while proponents argue for the protection of Second Amendment rights.

Executive Director of End Gun Violence Michigan Ryan Bates said, “This is all political grandstanding for the far-right gun extremists.”

“We’ve seen this in other states, where gun-sense majorities have passed laws like safe storage, like extreme risk protection orders, like protection for domestic violences survivors,” added the anti-gun activist.

“At the end of the day, most law enforcement officials understand that laws aren’t suggestions or guidelines, they are laws,” concluded Bates.

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