Category Archives: Democrats

Freedom’s Safest Place | We Don’t Need You

This nation is run by elites—media figures, Hollywood celebrities and politicians—who decide on where the country is headed by making deals in back rooms without consulting the voting public. It’s time for ordinary Americans to reclaim our future, to stand up and take our country back. We are the NRA, and we are Freedom’s Safest Place.

The AR-15: Americans’ Best Defense Against Terror and Crime

After the attack at Pulse night club in Orlando, Hillary Clinton looked past the obvious enemy – radical Islamic terror – and instead said “weapons of war have no place on our streets” and that we need to ban AR-15s immediately. AR-15s are fine for Hillary and her family. They’ve been protected by armed guards who use them for three decades. But average Americans who watch the news and feel genuine fear for their safety, and their families’ safety—Hillary wants to deny them the level of protection she insists upon herself.





The Minnesota Legislature adjourned last night at midnight. Few gun control OR Second Amendment rights bills were introduced, and none passed. Unless Governor Dayton calls a special session, there will be no law changes until 2017, after the next election.


At midnight last night, as required by the Minnesota Constitution, the 2015-2016 legislative session ended. Unless Governor Mark Dayton calls a special session, there will be no new lawmaking until January 2017.
From a Second Amendment standpoint, the 2015-2016 biennial session was a blowout victory: we passed suppressor legalization, emergency powers limitations, fixed carry at the State Capitol, got permit reciprocity with North Dakota, and clarified interstate purchase of long guns. There were NO gun control laws passed.
All of those wins were scored in 2015: In 2016, with bonding issues to attack, with an election looming in November, and with a strongly pro-2A House and moderately pro-2A Senate, neither Second Amendment supporters nor opponents showed serious interest in addressing gun-related issues.


Lead Ammo

Rep. Tom Hackbarth’s bill to prevent the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources from making new rules limiting the use of lead ammunition was rolled into a large natural resources omnibus bill that passed the House, but died in the Senate. Unfortunately, that means that the DNR may go ahead with its rulemaking plans, to ban the use of lead shot in a majority of wildlife management areas in the state.
If they proceed, we would need legislative action in 2017 to roll back that rule.

Real ID

No agreement was reached on a bill to conform Minnesota drivers’ licenses to the federal REAL ID Act. That bill had a small provision to reiterate the state law that prevents gun permit data from being shared with the feds. With the bill dead, there’s no current danger of that data sharing.


Governor Dayton told the press on Friday that he saw no need for a special session. But with no public works or transportation bonding bills passed, he may decide to call one after all. We will need to wait and see.