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Dear Friend,

As a strong defender of the Second Amendment, I firmly believe that as an American citizen, you have the individual right to keep and bear arms.

The Second Amendment was ratified on December 15, 1791, as one of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, commonly known as the Bill of Rights. But the right to keep and bear arms is included in the Michigan Constitution as well. Article 1, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 states, “Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state.”

Though times have changed dramatically since these words were written, I believe the need for the Second Amendment remains the same.

I am committed to defending our Second Amendment rights. That’s why I co-sponsored Senate Resolution 22 of 2021 to reject any federal laws that would infringe on our right to keep and bear arms.

As your state senator, I will always protect the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, and reject any state or federal acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations, which infringe on your individual rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment and the Constitution of Michigan.


Jon Bumstead
State Senator

2022-02-01 Second Amendment