Contact your local Rep.
Talk nicely to them.
Unfortunately mine is one whom believes Big Government should make all our decisions, including the right to protect oneself and family…
Today, in the Minnesota House, Representative Jim Nash (R, HD 47A, Waconia/Carver County) introduced two major pieces of bi-partisan pro-gun rights legislation.
- HF 238, the Defense of Dwelling and Person Act of 2017, would reform Minnesota’s self-defense laws by removing the duty to retreat, expanding the existing castle doctrine in one’s home or place of abode, and simplifying and clarifying today’s confusing mix of statutes and case law.
Today, in order to make the right decision about the lawful use of force to defense one’s self, family, or a another, a law-abiding Minnesotan must analyze their situation, process multiple statutes, and recall more than a dozen Minnesota court cases in less than a second – all while being faced with imminent threat of death or great bodily harm.
This law would serve to protect law-abiding Minnesotans who otherwise could be prosecuted for making an innocent mistake while trying to defend themselves against violent attack.
HF 238 was introduced by Rep. Jim Nash with 17 co-authors. Additional authors, including DFLers, will be added in the coming days.
- HF 188, the Constitutional Carry Act of 2017, would make permits to carry optional in Minnesota. Constitutional Carry, also known as “permitless carry”, allows any person who is not already prohibited from owning or carrying a firearm under existing federal and state law, to carry a firearm without a permit.
Permits to Carry would still be available for reciprocity reasons through the same process as exists today.
The Second Amendment states “the right to keep and bear arms… shall not be infringed.” Forcing citizens to pay for classes and seek permission from government to exercise a fundamental constitutional right is wrong.
Constitutional Carry is currently legal in eleven states – similar legislation is pending in more than a dozen states in 2017.
HF 188 was introduced by Rep. Jim Nash with 14 bi-partisan co-authors