George Heartwell, the former mayor of Grand Rapids, was one of the loudest voices calling for gun control here in Michigan in the wake of the Newtown shooting back in 2013.
He was a proud member of anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Guns” and publicly called for outright gun bans as well as a myriad of other gun control measures.
Now, with Whitmer elevating Heartwell to the Natural Resource Commission (NRC) he will have a platform to push his anti-gun views. And it gives him a voice on gun rights and hunting rights on state land.
The good news is Whitmer’s appointment of Heartwell must first be approved by the Republican-controlled State Senate.
The first step for his appointment is a hearing in the Senate Advice and Consent Committee, which is chaired by State Senator Peter Lucido (R-SD 8).
Republicans outnumber Democrats on this committee four to one, so blocking this gun grabber from getting on the NRC is doable, but it isn’t going to happen without your involvement.
It’ll just take a few minutes, but it will make all the difference in this fight.
This may not seem like an important fight.
But I can tell you if the Republican-controlled Senate signs off on this blatantly anti-gun appointment, there’s no telling what else they’ll fold on.
This isn’t just about giving Heartwell a voice on the Natural Resource Commission, which is dangerous enough.
This is about Senate Republicans standing up to Governor Whitmer by derailing the appointment of one of the Gun Control Lobby’s loudest cheerleaders.
If Republicans in the Senate fold here, it’s only a matter of time until Senate Majority Leader Shirkey fulfills his pledge to hold hearings on “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation, and who knows how that will turn out if they are willing to sign off on Heartwell.
With the Gun Control Lobby and national Democrats eyeing Michigan for a hostile takeover this year, we’re going to need all the help we can get.
Thank you in advance for your continued support and activism.