CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES (EXCERPT)
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
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.
CONSTITUTION OF MICHIGAN OF 1963 (EXCERPT)
We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, and earnestly desiring to secure these blessings undiminished to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution.
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
§ 6 Bearing of arms.
Sec. 6. Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state.
Const. 1963, Art. I, § 6, Eff. Jan. 1, 1964.
See Const. 1908, Art. II, § 5.