GOCRA is sending you this email message on behalf of the new Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee (MNGOPAC), a separate organization that shares GOCRA’s goals of promoting, protecting and expanding gun rights in Minnesota.
During the 2013 Minnesota Legislative session, law-abiding Minnesota gun owners heard proposal after proposal that would have taken away their ability to protect themselves, hunt, and enjoy the shooting sports, while having no impact on gun violence.
With the leadership of the Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance, law-abiding Minnesota gun owners showed up at the legislature, day after day, to make their voices heard. Your actions defeated these proposals!
2014 is shaping up to be even worse. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has stated that he will target Minnesota for his anti-rights Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The local anti-rights groups have received new out-of-state funding and a few new leaders. And anti-rights legislators in the Minnesota House and Senate are preparing the same anti-gun and anti-rights bills we saw in 2013.
After listening to ill-informed anti-rights legislators propose and debate legislation that would have infringed your civil rights, many of you wondered how can we better support pro-rights legislators, and elect more Pro-Second Amendment candidates to public office?
We thought the same way – and that’s why we’ve launched the new Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee.
The Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee is a new non-partisan single-issue political action committee that will focus on supporting Pro-Second Amendment lawmakers and candidates.
Why a PAC?
A Political Action Committee, or PAC, is a political fund that can raise and donate money to candidate’s committees, and work directly to get a candidate elected. A PAC can also spend money independently on behalf of a cause or a candidate. In Minnesota, this means we can raise and then donate money to Pro-Second Amendment lawmakers running for re-election and to candidates that are challenging anti-gun lawmakers.
That’s exactly what we’re going to do.
The PAC is here to do the things that GOCRA cannot do: raise money, financially support candidates, make endorsements, and work with volunteers to help Pro-Second Amendment candidates win!
Who are we?
The PAC is led by Mark Okern and Bryan Strawser. We’re both long-time supporters of the Second Amendment, and have been active in GOCRA for years. We’re both doing this as volunteers, and do not receive any compensation. You can learn more about us on the PAC Leadership page on our website.
I love it! How can I help?
The success of Pro-Second Amendment candidates depends on your donations. Your support will ensure that Minnesota’s gun owners will have a significant impact on the 2014 elections.
If you’re not able to donate right now, we understand. You can sign up on our website to receive updates from the PAC on political events and opportunities to be involved. Just fill out the form at the top of our website. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Are you interested in volunteering with the PAC? You’ll be involved with grassroots efforts to help candidates as we get closer to the 2014 elections along with other efforts. Drop us a note at volunteer.
Do you know any Pro-Second Amendment candidates in your area that are worth supporting in 2014? Drop us a note via our contact form.
We need your help this year to ensure that pro-rights candidates succeed. Join us today!
Paid for by the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
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Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee
PO Box 131718 – Saint Paul, MN – 55113
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GOCRA – P. O. Box 131254 – St. Paul, MN 55113
It is not. Ignorance and apathy lead to loss of rights and freedoms.
I know a few gun owners and fellow hunters whom are damn clueless about what is happening. Or feel it won’t.
Click the a bone link and go read it.
Stay informed. Make some noise..Even persistent letters and calling your elected representatives, local, State and Federal will make them aware.
Bug your fellow gun owners that sit blissfully by…
If you do not think it could happen.
Your part of the problem..
Well I know we cannot expect this from our current crop of Freedom hating, big government loving, nanny wanna be’s in St. Paul..Buncha, socialists, union supporting, DFL (Dumb F**king Liberals) holding both Houses and the Governor’s office. Pandering to the libtards, unions and Minn Ed is all they know how to do!!
“SF 458, among other faults, would make you a criminal, punishable with up to a year in jail, if you buy or sell a pistol or cosmetically frightening rifle without doing the transfer through a licensed dealer (who will charge you $25 to make a permanent record for the federal government) or without the buyer getting a purchase permit (for which the police chief or sheriff will charge another $25).”
Once again, this wouldn’t deal with the criminal element. What criminal is going to care that the law requires that he register his weapon or that he get a background check? All this would do is give the feds a list of people in the state of Minnesota who own a firearm, and they’re using the background check to do it. Criminals would be exempt.
Senate Judiciary Committee:
Senator Ron Latz (DFL-46) – Chairman
Senator Barb Goodwin (DFL-41) – Vice Chairman
Senator Warren Limmer (R-34)
Senator Richard Cohen (DFL-64)
Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL-60)
Senator Dan Hall (R-56)
Senator Julianne Ortman (R-47)
Senator Kathy Sheran (DFL-19)
The Bad Bills
We’ll have some analysis soon, but you don’t need to be a lawyer to see the problems for the law-abiding gun owner.
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Petition in Defense of the Second Amendment
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Do it or submit. Go buy some Vaseline. You’ll need it!!
What makes them ‘illegal’?
We are talking about a ‘tool’ here folks, an inanimate object (you do know what ‘inanimate’ is don’t you?)
How can such a ‘thing’ be illegal?
Are cars illegal? They must ’cause’ people to drive ‘drunk’, ‘speed’, ‘run stop signs’, do ‘drive by’ shootings, etc.
Are bats, knives, clubs, hammers, etc illegal?
They must cause stabbings, beatings, etc?
How about ‘politicians” they pass laws and regulations that cause people to break, violate and ignore their stupidity. So shouldn’t ‘they, the politicians’ be illegal?
How about Government itself? Regulatory Boards with ‘appointed’ officials that pass rules, regulations and impose ‘fees’ on the public that we may ‘ignore’ therefore breaking them..
So these officials must be ‘illegal’ also..
Becasue it is quite apparent that ‘people’ in and of them selves would NEVER do anything ‘illegal’?
At least according the the ‘illegal’ guns mantra the efftards are claiming!!