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Win For Minnesota Gun Owners!!

You did it!

Your calls, emails, and attendance at the hearings told our legislators that we won’t stand for any more infringements — and they listened. Today, Minnesota House Speaker Paul Thissen announced that the House would not be hearing any gun control bills this session.

No “assault weapon” bans.

No magazine bans.

No universal registration.

No confiscation.

GOCRA supporters flood the capitol for hearingsAs we told the Pioneer Press last night:

Andrew Rothman, vice president of the Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance, said critics like to point to the National Rifle Association as the “500-pound-gorilla” because the organization can send in professional lobbyists.
But it’s local grass-roots groups like his — where the power is people, not money — that make an impact, he said.
“Day to day, week to week, year to year, it’s the locals making those one-to-one contacts with legislators and our volunteer lobbyists who spend time at the Capitol for 25 years that make that difference. You don’t have to like us or agree with us to trust us, but we have that track record,” Rothman said. “By far, we saw that in the hearings in February and March, when the gun rights supporters outnumbered the gun banners 10 or 20 to one. That wasn’t an accident. It was because our people care. And there are a lot of us. And those who are out to restrict rights of others are in a tiny, tiny minority.”

The Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance has no paid staffers. Since 1989, the group has relied on volunteers and donations from Minnesota residents to get the word out, Rothman said. And their voices are being heard loud and clear.

What’s Next?

Don’t sit back and relax quite yet! While gun control is dead this session in Minnesota, in Washington, D.C., it’s still on the table.

  1. Call and email Senator Franken, Senator Klobuchar, and your Congressman or Congresswoman (see the end of this email for phone numbers and email links). Tell them that Minnesotans have shown how they feel about having their rights threatened. Tell them that as a constituent, you expect them to respect the Second Amendment.
  2. Call or email Rep. Tony CornishRep. Debra Hilstrom, and Sen. Julianne Ortman and thank them for their strong, principled leadership in defense of our rights this session. If your own reps served you well, let them know. If they didn’t, let them know that, too!
  3. If you haven’t yet signed up for a GOCRA membership, we hope you will. The next fight is always just around the corner.

Thank you for being a part of our winning team!

Gratefully,

Your GOCRA volunteer crew:

Alfred, Andrew, Bryan, David, Evan, Jason, Joe, Lonn, Mark, Pat, Paul, Rich and Rob
Please forward this email to gun owners and civil rights supporters, and ask them to sign up at http://www.gocra.org/join.html

Here’s how YOU win the gun rights battle: instructions inside

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On Saturday, more than 1200 gun rights supporters rallied at the State Capitol to tell lawmakers to keep their hands off our rights.

It was a great start, but now the real work begins.

Here’s part of what GOCRA’s VP, Andrew Rothman, told the crowd:

If you go home and say, “I’ve done my part,” we lose. If you go home and figure, “those gun rights guys got my back,” it’s over.

You know who those gun rights guys are? They’re you.

Fighting for your civil rights is a marathon, not a sprint, so you better put on your jogging shoes.

Are your gun rights

What can you do in five minutes? Sunday, you can send an email to Senator Klobuchar and Senator Franken’s offices, and tell them that you’re against any more infringements of your rights.
Monday, you can call their offices and tell them the same thing.
Tuesday, you can call your state representative and state senator, and tell them the same thing.
Wednesday, send them an email.
On Thursday, you’re gonna put in a lot more than five minutes. You know what tells a legislator that you’re serious? Go see them at the Capitol. Yeah, I know, on a work day. You might have to take a half day to do this, but it really works.
Can you imagine if your state representative had a different constituent in her office every day, telling her — politely — to leave your rights alone? That’s political power, my friends.
On Friday, you can reach out to a gun owner that you know who isn’t here today. Get her on board, and get her making those calls and emails.
Saturday? Hey, you did a great job this week. Go to the range. But since you’re going anyway, why don’t you grab a fence-sitter — someone who’s not sure about this whole gun thing.
Take them to the range! Ignorance breeds fear, and when it comes to guns in America, we got plenty of ignorance and plenty of fear. So, PASS IT ON.
There you have it. Make the calls. Send the emails. Reach out.
If your elected officials are anti-gun, do it anyway. Politicians understand the peower of the grass roots. If they don’t hear from you, they can go on pretending — and saying — that their constituents agree with them.
 Go to it. Put on those jogging shoes.
We’ll have more tomorrow on how you can fight (peacefully!) for your rights.

Please forward this email to gun owners and civil rights supporters, and ask them to sign up at http://www.gocra.org/join.html

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Your Minnesota legislators are:

Representative David Bly (DFL – 20B)
rep.david.bly@house.mn
Phone: 651-296-4346
Senator Kevin Dahle (DFL – 20)
sen.kevin.dahle@senate.mn
Phone: (651) 296-5094

Your Federal representatives are:

U.S. Representative John Kline (R – 2)
Web contact form
Phone: (952) 808-1213 / (888) 808-6644
Senator Al Franken (D)
Web contact form
Phone: (651) 221-1016
full contact information
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D)
Web contact form
Phone: 1-888-224-9043
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