In the summer of 2020, we watched in horror, as Antifa and BLM terrorized America’s cities and suburbs, while governors and mayors did nothing. That year we had record sales of firearms as Americans of all stripes began to understand the importance of the Second Amendment.
This would have been a good time for our senators and representatives to pass laws easing restrictions on gun ownership, but they let the opportunity go to waste.
The Federal government continues to seek to pass more and more legislation limiting gun rights and passing stricter licensing and more regulations on the firearms industry.
Enough is enough!
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is clear:
“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.”
No Federal or State Government can infringe upon that right.
AS GOVERNOR, I WILL PROTECT YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS.
Our rights are given to us by God, and it is the Constitution’s job to protect those rights.
The Second Amendment, Article I, § 6 of the Constitution of the State of Michigan provides that “[e]very person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state.”
Lately, the Federal Government has been trying to pass more rigid gun laws. As Governor, I will not allow Federal overreach in Michigan.
The 10th Amendment states:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
My Michigan First policies will put the power in the hands of the people, by upholding the God-given right to keep and bear arms.
As Governor, I promise to protect our Second Amendment in Michigan and vigorously defend our gun rights as stated in the U.S. and State Constitutions.
I SUPPORT CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY
Constitutional carry, also called “permitless carry” allows someone to carry a “concealed” weapon without a license or permit.
Michigan is currently an open carry state, but you need a license or permit in order to carry a concealed weapon.
We have the God-given right to protect our families and property. The government does not have the right to restrict our ability to protect ourselves.
As your 50th Governor, I promise to work with the legislature to sign legislation making constitutional carry the law of the State – no restrictions.
I AM AGAINST RED FLAG LAWS
I’ve been asked recently what I think about Red Flag laws. Red Flag legislation laws allow police to temporarily confiscate firearms from people a judge has determined pose an immediate danger to themselves or others.
In the age of “cancel culture,” this type of legislation can obviously be used to persecute political opponents. Someone who wants to cancel you can just call in a false report and a psychologist can be pressured to write a false diagnosis.
I oppose ALL Red Flag legislation.
I WILL EXPLORE STRATEGIES TO INCENTIVIZE FIREARM AND AMMUNITION MANUFACTURERS TO ESTABLISH OPERATIONS IN MICHIGAN
Because I am such a strong supporter of the 2nd amendment, my administration will look for ways to encourage firearm and ammunition manufacturers to establish operations in Michigan.
This will boost Michigan’s economy tremendously!
As your 50th governor, rest assured, I won’t let anyone infringe upon your second amendment rights!