Category Archives: 2nd Amendment Rights

Help Congress Repeal a Pernicious, Anti-Gun Law!

Will Republicans Repeal one of the Most Devious Anti-gun Laws on the Books?

“As odd as it seems, ObamaCare contains provisions that jeopardize gun ownership,” — Rachel Alexander, TownHall columnist


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Remember ObamaCare?  That’s the anti-gun “Obamanation” that feeds information on gun ownership into a federally run health database.

The original law prevented doctors from doing this, but then Obama’s lawless Executive Action #16 in January of 2013 effectively (and unilaterally) repealed this prohibition on doctors asking their patients about guns in the home.

ObamaCare also opens the door for the ATF to troll that database in order to impose gun bans on millions of Americans with mental disabilities — in much the same way that the Veterans Administration has disarmed almost 200,000 law-abiding veterans.

“As odd as it seems, ObamaCare contains provisions that jeopardize gun ownership, especially for veterans,” says TownHall columnist Rachel Alexander.  And it’s organizations like Gun Owners of America, she says, that “continue to expose these sneaky backdoor attempts at gun control.”

Sneaky, indeed, but that could all be changing now.

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives, by a largely party-line margin of 239-to-186, voted to repeal ObamaCare.  (See the vote here.)

The bill now goes to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will force all 100 senators to go on record in support or opposition to it.  Senators like Ted Cruz (R-TX) are pushing hard for a repeal of this anti-gun ObamaCare law.  In fact, Cruz had already introduced his own repeal bill, S. 339, which is cosponsored by 47 Senators!

The House has already voted on an ObamaCare repeal more than 50 times, but never when Republicans controlled both chambers of Congress.

And while Obama is currently threatening to veto the bill, Congress can always add the repeal to a must-pass piece of legislation.

Besides, even the New York Times, which is hardly a “conservative rag” — reported Sunday that White House aides are worried that the upcoming “tax-filing season will generate new anger” against ObamaCare as uninsured consumers “learn that they must pay tax penalties.”

The pressure is mounting.  Now is the time to strike!

ACTIONContact your Senators and urge them to support the House-passed bill (H.R. 596) repealing anti-gun ObamaCare.  And given that there will be, undoubtedly, an attempt to filibuster the repeal, urge them to shut-off debate by voting for “cloture.”

 

Learn about our 2015 legislative priorities

Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee

After two years of playing defense before a hostile group of anti-gun leaders in the Minnesota legislature, it’s far past time that we worked to restore our lost Second Amendment rights.

Immediately after last year’s election of a Pro-Second Amendment majority to the Minnesota Legislature, we started working with our partners at the Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance (GOCRA) and the National Rifle Association to bring those priorities to reality.

Last week at the first annual Minnesota Gun Owners Rally Day (MNGOLD), along with our partners at GOCRA, we shared the following legislative agenda:

  • Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution

    This fundamental right is guaranteed in 46 other state’s constitutions… but not in Minnesota.

    It’s long past time to enshrine this right in our own state’s highest law.

  • Ban “Emergency” Orders for Gun Confiscation

    Remember when police when door to door after Hurricane Katrina, confiscating people’s self-defense firearms just when they were needed most?

    Governor Dayton could make such an order tomorrow. That option should be off the table.

  • Legalize Firearm Suppressors

    These important safety devices not only make shooting quieter and more enjoyable, but they can keep you from permanently damaging your hearing if you have to fire a gun in your home.

    They’re legal in 39 other states. Why not Minnesota?

  • Constitutional Carry

    We don’t pay a fee to speak. We don’t have to pass a background check to go to church.

    We don’t have to take a class before we can gather in a group.

    So why do we have to do all that to exercise our Second Amendment rights?

    Like all gun control, all of these hurdles serve to delay and deny a fundamental right to those who need it most, and can afford it least.

  • Stop Police Departments from Delaying Purchase Permits

    The Minnesota Legislature gave police chiefs and sheriffs seven days to process permits to purchase a pistol or a “scary black rifle”.

    Most do just fine, but some departments take three, four, or even five weeks to process these permits.

    We need to make sure that all public servants follow the law:  A right delayed is a right denied!

  • Remove Redundant Capitol Complex Carry Notification

    Did you remember to notify the Commissioner of Public Safety that your permit information is already in her permit database?

    That’s what you’re doing by providing notification of your intent to carry at the State Capitol Complex.

    It’s time to fix this law, which stopped making sense in 2003, when the Legislature gave DPS $1.2 million to create a statewide permit database.

  • Self-Defense Law Reform

    Under currently state law, your right to self-defense decreases the moment you step outside your door.

    Court cases have completely rewritten the plain language of Minnesota statutes, to the point where you practically need a law degree to understand what your rights are – and what will get you locked up for life.

    Should law abiding citizens be coerced into surrendering their property, their right to move freely, and even their lives, to violent criminals?

    Note:  This legislation passed the Minnesota House & Senate in 2012 and was then vetoed by Governor Dayton.

We’ve been working behind the scenes with our allies in the legislature and our partners at GOCRA and the NRA to bring this legislative agenda to life during the current session. One bill has already been introduced to address the Capitol Complex Carry Notification issue, and you’ll see more in the near future.

But we need your help to make this happen!  Here’s what you can do in just a few minutes:

  • Contact your legislators in the Minnesota House and Senate.  Let them know that you support the MNGOPAC/GOCRA legislative agenda and expect them to vote to support your Second Amendment rights.
  • Signup as a volunteer. We need volunteers like you to help staff our events, marshal at events, staff a gun show table or booth, and help with other tasks. There are even things you can do from your home a few hours a month that will help advance our cause.  Signup now!

Oppose Loretta Lynch and Support Constitutional Carry!

GOA Pushing Constitutional Carry in the States

“You don’t need a government license to write a book.  So why should you have to get the government’s okay in order to carry a firearm to protect yourself and your family?” — GOA’s message to legislators in the several states that are considering permitless carry bills


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With the state legislatures in full swing, Gun Owners of America is working around the country to enact “constitutional carry” legislation.

The concept of constitutional carry is simple:  An individual’s ability to exercise his or her Second Amendment rights shouldn’t depend on a “permit” from the government.

You don’t need a government license to write a book.  So why should you have to get the government’s okay in order to carry a firearm to protect yourself and your family?

GOA is actively working in five states right now — Indiana, Kansas, New Hampshire, South Dakota and Texas — to protect the right of people to carry firearms without permission from government officials.  (You can view GOA’s state alerts in these states here.)

Currently, Americans can carry firearms without a license in seven states: Vermont, Alaska, Wyoming, Arizona, Arkansas, and most of Montana.  And lest anyone fail to notice, these are not exactly high-crime areas as a result of their diligence for the constitutional rights of their citizens.

In fact, these are some of the safest places in America.

More states may be introducing constitutional carry bills.  If you become aware of such a bill in your state, please don’t hesitate to contact GOA.

Stay tuned for further updates on these bills.

Is Lying About Gun Rights a Prerequisite for Attorney General?

The Obama administration, which has perfected the art of lying to the American people, has found a chief law-enforcement officer who will fit right in:  Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch.

For those who believe lying (“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”) is justified to accomplish “noble” anti-gun policy goals, Lynch appears to be the perfect choice.

But for those who think the Attorney General should tell the truth (for a change), well, not so much.

Lynch stood before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions last week, and the nation saw a lot of dissembling on her part.  (Go here to read a fuller account of Lynch’s evasiveness.)

Bottom line:  We’ve seen this course of conduct before.  It starts with an Obama nominee who, like Lynch, obviously comes from the far, far Left, but who has a minimal paper trail.  (Lynch’s chief patron was New York anti-gun zealot Charles Schumer.)

Like Lynch, Justice Sonia Sotomayor had schmoozed the Judiciary Committee, claiming under oath that she was open-minded about the Second Amendment.

But as soon as she was confirmed, she made it clear, in an opinion that did not require her views on the issue, that she believed the Heller case should be reconsidered. Obviously, Sotomayor had never been open-minded about the Second Amendment; she had, instead, lied under oath.

And so it was with the deceptive testimony of Eric Holder and Elena Kagan.

There’s an old saying:  “Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.”  But what do you say about someone who allows themselves to be fooled a fourth time?

ACTION:  Sadly, the writing is on the wall, and Loretta Lynch will probably be confirmed as Attorney General.  But it’s important, nevertheless, for Americans to urge Senators to oppose the Lynch nomination.  So click here to send a message to your two Senators

 

Second Amendment rights we’re fighting for – are you in?

GOCRA.ORG

SESSION 2015 SECOND AMENDMENT PRIORITIES

Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution

This fundamental right is guaranteed in 46 other states’ constitutions…but not in Minnesota. It’s long past time to enshrine this right in our own state’s highest law.

Ban “Emergency” Orders for Gun Confiscation*

Remember when police went door to door after Hurricane Katrina, confiscating people’s self defense firearms just when they were needed most? Governor Dayton could make such an order tomorrow. That option should be off the table.

Gun Confiscation

Legalize Firearm Suppressors

These important safety devices not only make shooting quieter and more enjoyable, but they can keep you from permanently damaging your hearing if you have to fire a gun in your home. They’re legal in 39 other states. Why not Minnesota?

Legalize Suppressors

Constitutional Carry

We don’t pay a fee to speak. We don’t have to pass a background check to go to church. We don’t have to take a class before we can gather in a group. So why do we have to do all that to exercise our Second Amendment rights? Like all gun control, all of these hurdles serve to delay and deny a fundamental right to those who need it most, and can afford it least.

Stop Police Departments from Delaying Purchase Permits

The Legislature gave police chiefs and sheriffs seven days to process permits to purchase a pistol or “scary black rifle.” Most do just fine, but some departments take three, four, or even five weeks to process these permits. We need to make sure that all public servants follow the law: A right delayed is a right denied!

Remove Redundant Capitol Complex Carry Notification

Did you remember to redundantly notify the Commissioner of Public Safety that your permit info is already in her permit database? It’s time to fix this law, which stopped making sense in 2003 when the Legislature gave the D.P.S. $1.2 million to create that statewide database.

Self Defense Law Reform*

Under current state law, your right to self defense decreases the moment you step outside your door. Court cases have completely rewritten the plain language of Minnesota statutes, to the point where you practically need a law degree to understand what your rights are – and what will get you locked up for life. Should law abiding citizens be coerced into surrendering their property, their right to move freely, and even their lives, to violent criminals?

* This legislation passed the House and Senate in 2012, before being vetoed by Governor Dayton.

 
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Those that want gun control…

Is about control…

Can’t do that if we are armed..Disarmed? We’re fair game..

They want to watch you…

If your a gun show attendee…

Gun laws for thee, not for me!!

Because I support Gun Control…Therefore am exempt from the laws placed on you!

Loretta Lynch…

Eric Holder in a dress and Obama thug..