GOCRA: Permit-Free (‘Constitutional’) Carry?

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As GOCRA president Andrew Rothman said yesterday, the Second Amendment is too often treated as a second-class right.

Today, GOCRA allies Sen. Branden Petersen and Rep. Steve Drazkowski introduced companion House and Senate bills to allow law-abiding Minnesotans to carry a pistol without a state-issued permit card.

While these bills, filed well after committee deadlines, are largely symbolic, they do serve to start the conversation: are the hoops we have to jump through truly necessary to meet a necessary and compelling state interest?

MN Senate gun control hearings next week: WE NEED YOU THERE!

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It’s time to let your voice be heard at the Minnesota Capitol!

We need you to once again show the Minnesota Legislature that real Minnesotans oppose infringements on Second Amendment rights!

Senate Judiciary Committee chair Ron Latz, a consistent voice against gun rights, has scheduled three hearings next week to discuss the numerous gun control bills introduced this session. They hearing times are:

  • Thursday, Feb. 21, Noon to 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 22, Noon to 6:00 p.m.

While Senator Latz delayed public announcement of these hearings until Wednesday night, he apparently tipped off anti-rights groups early Wednesday morning!

We don’t know yet which bills will be heard when, but there are plenty of bad bills to go around.

We will watch the committee schedule for any last minute changes.

Please call and email members of the committee and urge them to OPPOSE infringement of your rights:

Senator Ron Latz (46, DFL)
Chair
651-297-8065
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Senator Latz is a known foe of gun rights and has earned an F rating from GOCRA.

Senator Barb Goodwin (41, DFL)
Vice Chair
651-296-4334
Email form
Senator Goodwin has earned an F rating from GOCRA, and is author of three current bills to make it nearly impossible for a former felon who has served his time to have his civil rights restored.

Senator Richard Cohen (64, DFL)
651-296-5931
Email form
Cohen is a long-time foe of gun rights and has earned an F rating from GOCRA.

Senator Kari Dziedzic (60, DFL)
651-296-7809
Email form
Senator Dziedzic has earned an F rating from GOCRA for her consistent anti-rights stance.

Senator Kathy Sheran (19, DFL)
651-296-6153
sen.kathy.sheran@senate.mn

Senator Sheran has earned an F rating from GOCRA for her consistent anti-rights stance.

Senator Warren Limmer (34, R)

Ranking Minority Member
651-296-2159
sen.warren.limmer@senate.mn
Senator Limmer has been a staunch and consistent friend to civil rights and has earned GOCRA’s rare A rating.

Senator Dan D. Hall (56, R)
651-296-5975
sen.dan.hall@senate.mn
Senator Hall is a solid supporter of your rights, and has earned an A- rating from GOCRA.

Senator Julianne E. Ortman (47, R)
651-296-4837
sen.julianne.ortman@senate.mn
Senator Ortman has often said the right things about gun rights and has earned a B rating from GOCRA.

We’ll share more details as we get them, but start planning to join us next week.

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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