If you hold a Minnesota Permit to Carry, you learned during your training that your permit is valid in several other states. For example, when driving across the state line to Wisconsin, your permit is valid in that state. But, go a different direction and enter North Dakota, and your permit isn’t valid there.
Many states will not honor your Minnesota Permit to Carry because the Minnesota Department of Public Safety refuses to honor that state’s specific permit.
This concept, known as reciprocity, is at the heart of this week’s edition of the Minnesota Gun Owners PAC Podcast.
MNGOPAC Chairman Mark Okern walks through the reciprocity requirements within the Minnesota statutes and talks about how the MN Department of Public Safety has refused to do their job during the Governorships of Tim Pawlenty and Mark Dayton.
Click here to listen to the podcast anytime right here – it’s about 13 minutes long.
How do we fix the reciprocity issue in Minnesota?
There are two ways to fix this issue.
The short-term fix is to elect a Governor that will make this an issue and direct his Commissioner of Public Safety to address the issue immediately. Our endorsed candidate for Governor, Jeff Johnson, has pledged to do this upon taking office.
The long-term fix is to change the law and remove the discretionary reciprocity clauses that give this regulatory power to the Commissioner of Public Safety and replace it with a revised statute with teeth.
These were questions that we asked all candidates running for the Minnesota House and Constitutional Offices and factored into our endorsement decisions.
We’re excited to share our endorsement decision in the 2014 race to become Minnesota’s next governor.
At 8:00am today, we’ll announce to the public and the media that we’re endorsing Jeff Johnson for Governor of Minnesota in 2014.
We chose to endorse Jeff because of his years of solid support for the constitutional rights of Minnesota’s more than two and a half million law-abiding gun owners. We know, based on public statements and his track record of votes, that Jeff will stand up for the rights of Minnesota’s gun owners.
But rather than listen to Mark or I, here’s what Jeff said upon learning of our endorsement:
“I’m excited to receive the endorsement of the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee. I believe that the Second Amendment is unequivocal and clear. Self-defense is a fundamental individual right. As Governor, I will continue to protect the Second Amendment rights of Minnesotans.”
Where does Jeff stand on specific gun rights issues?
You’ve told us throughout the past year about the key Second Amendment issues that you want to see addressed in Minnesota. Throughout the endorsement process, we asked each candidate to explain their point of view on each of these issues.
On every question, without exception, Jeff supports our point of view on the issue.
- He supports a right to keep and bear arms amendment to the Minnesota Constitution
- He will sign a Stand Your Ground bill, if passed by the legislature
- He will sign legislation repealing a ban on suppressors in Minnesota, if passed by the legislature
- He supports age-appropriate firearm safety training in K-12 schools
- He will sign legislation implementing Constitutional Carry, if passed by the legislature
- He will direct his Commissioner of Public Safety to immediately resolve the reciprocity issue with other states that Governor Dayton has refused to address
For these reasons, we believe that Jeff Johnson is the right choice to lead Minnesota as our next Governor.
To learn more about Jeff and his campaign, visit his campaign website. To support his efforts, visit his volunteer page, or click here to donate to Jeff’s campaign.
Lottsa people..Took this as we were heading out…Tired and footsore we were..
Raining when we first arrived….
Wandered about, enjoyed ourselves, commented how different it was to not have two boys with us, kinda nice, no one begging to do this or that, but….
Saw the daily parade..
Even more cow…
Oh good grief, another cow!?
We do like our cows big here…
Now for something completely different..
A snowplow! Well it is Minnesota and we do see these quite often, in the winter, which is not all that far away…But on a warm, wet, muggy day in August?
Some headless dude..
And finally…Something really different..
I think this was an escapee from a hamster cage…
Did not appreciate the Ban Guns Here sign at the gate..But you know….What they don’t know..
All in all a good day, but footsore and a little weary…Forgot how damn big the State Fair was and we skimmed a lot and am sure missed a lot..
Now for an adult beverage…
Climate Change, GloBull Warming, Gore’s Scam, Weather..
Washington…Unfortunately hell did not freeze over…
Here in Minnesota we would really not notice those temps as ‘cold’..
But that us Minnesotans whom some Southerners think we have ice and snow years round..
Well we don’t..Why we have not had snow since May!!!
Minnesota’s Obamacare Failing Taxpayers…Again
Today Delloitte Consulting released a report on the condition of Minnesota’s Obamacare, MNsure. The report indicates MNsure continues to be littered with problems slowing the program down, with numerous issues to fix before open enrollment begins, including a confusing and inefficient website. Just a month ago, it was slammed with yet another report indicating massive system failures.
Amidst problems Democrats Al Franken and Mark Dayton continue to praise Obamacare, even though it is failing Minnesota families and causing healthcare premiums to rise.
Watch the video here!
Nothing like a ‘well-trained’ gun to protect your self, family and property..
When attacked by a knife, is a good thing that the ‘well-trained’ gun was there..
Since the left likes to ‘blame’ the gun, might as well show the ‘gun’ not the ‘victim’ as the savior!!
Another ‘well-trained’ gun, a shotgun, holds off a machete!!
Good thing otherwise machete would have injured or killed victim!!
In others not so much..
In Minnesota, we are ‘maintaining’!
Just barely it appears.
And no thanks to the NRA
After the Minnesota bill passed, Minnesota Democratic State Rep. Dan Schoen said: “The NRA has been really good to work with on this particular issue. It pains me to say, but they have been.”
Not only is Hobby Lobby denying contraceptives to employees (/snark)
They are forcing higher then average wages on both full time and part time workers!!
And stores are closed on Sundays!!
Side note. Hobby Lobby covers 16 of the 20 contraceptive drugs MANDATED by Buck Ofama and his not so affordable health care albatross!
Once again the DemocRATS want to ‘dump’ more on the taxpayer..
Like paying legal fees for illegals!!
SCOTUS Bader Ginsburg..
Governor Dayton’s Minnesota implementation of Obamacare, MNsure, is failing on many fronts. Aside from the 140,000 canceled plans, higher premiums, higher deductibles, and reduced choice that Obamacare and MNSure have brought to our state, we now know that Obamacare in Minnesota (MNSure) has failed to attract enough sign-ups to be financially viable in the future. Who will pick up the tab?
KSTP News reports that MNsure has fallen woefully short of the commercial enrollments needed for financial sustainability. (Watch Video Here).
Governor Dayton’s Obamacare exchange is a total failure. In fact, Governor Dayton’s MNSure mess is now the subject of a congressional hearing. (Full Story).
When will Democrats admit that Obamacare (MNSure in Minnesota) is broken and is hurting Minnesota families?