THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION WHEN NOTHING (GUN-RELATED) HAPPENED

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THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION WHEN NOTHING (GUN-RELATED) HAPPENED

THE SHORT VERSION:

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.

THE LONG VERSION:

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.

GUN-RELATED MEASURES THAT DIED:

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.

WHAT’S NEXT

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.

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Confront and Support

Confront and Support

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"Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company" (Acts 15:37-39).

Conflict in the workplace, in ministry, or even marriage is inevitable because you are working closely with one another. God has wired each of us with different personalities that can view circumstances differently. One person can see a situation and conclude something totally different from another.

There are times when differences and conflicts just cannot be resolved. It doesn’t mean that one person or the other is evil or sinful. It just means that the difference of opinion or the personality clash has no solution.

We see an example of this in the relationship of Paul and Barnabas, two partners in Christian ministry who had a sharp disagreement regarding a young man named John Mark. In Acts 15, we see that Barnabas wanted to take John Mark on a missionary journey. However, Paul refused. John Mark had disappointed him once before and Paul didn’t want to give him another chance. In the end, Paul and Barnabas agreed to disagree and to part company. Paul went one way; Barnabas and John Mark went another. Sometimes, that’s the only solution to a disagreement.

There’s a postscript to this story: In 2 Timothy 4:11, Paul writes from his prison cell in Rome and tells Timothy, "Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry." Sometime after the disagreement between Paul and Barnabas, John Mark redeemed himself and became a valued partner in Paul’s ministry. In fact, as Paul faced execution in Rome, he wanted his friend John Mark at his side.

Whenever there is disagreement, make sure you maintain support of the person at the same time you disagree with their position. Avoid personal attacks and implying motive behind someone else’s position. This will allow you to disagree and still maintain a relationship.

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