State Representative Martin Howrylak has introduced legislation to allow the Michigan Capitol Parks Commission to receive and display a monument on the Capitol grounds that recognizes the state and federal constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
On Sept. 25, 1994, more than 10,000 people attended a Second Amendment rally at the State Capitol. Over 800 pounds of spent shell casings were collected which were melted down and made into a plaque casting in brass the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article I, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution. The plaque weighs 400 pounds and measures four feet by six feet.
“This bill would allow the Michigan Capitol Parks Commission to receive and display this historic monument on the Capitol grounds,” said Rep. Howrylak. “The plaque would be moved at private cost from Holt, where it is currently warehoused, so that all citizens may have the opportunity to view this tribute to our Second Amendment rights.”
A similar bill (HB 4962 of 2005) passed the House nine years ago with a vote of 108-0. It was never taken up by the Senate.
House Bill 4481 was referred to the House Government Operations Committee for consideration.