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Minnesota: Progress on Passage of Pro-Gun Measures Continues in St. Paul

Minnesota: Progress on Passage of Pro-Gun Measures Continues in St. Paul.

  • Prohibit any government agency from confiscating or regulating the lawful possession, carrying, transfer, transportation and defensive use of firearms or ammunition during a state of emergency, like the actions that occurred in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Align Minnesota with more than 40 states that have conformed their statutes to federal law so that their residents can purchase rifles and shotguns in non-contiguous states, provided that the purchase or transfer complies with state and federal law.
  • Modify the Capitol Carry Notification provision.  Current statute allows permit holders to carry on the capitol complex as long as permit holders “notify the sheriff or the commissioner of public safety, as appropriate.”  This legislation would update and clarify the statute to provide that application for a permit constitutes “notification,” as required.
  • Provide a language change to help resolve carry permit reciprocity issues.
  • Legalize ownership and possession of firearm sound suppressors.  Currently illegal to own under Minnesota law, suppressors are legal to own under federal law and in 39 states.
  • Create a “shall sign” provision, requiring that certification by a chief law enforcement officer (CLEO), when a sign-off is required for the transfer of a firearm or other item regulated by the National Firearms Act (“NFA”), be provided within 15 days as long as the applicant is not prohibited by law from receiving it. Under current law, a CLEO may refuse to sign off for any reason, including their own personal feelings toward NFA-related items, which has created issues for law-abiding citizens.

A Good Day for the 2nd Amendment!

A Good Day for the 2nd Amendment!

And of course my local House Rep David Bly voted Nay on all of them!!

Bills enhancing the Second Amendment include:

  • Emergency Powers Act (HF 722) – Protects private property rights by prohibiting government officials from confiscating firearms during a declared state of emergency. The bill hearkens back to Hurricane Katrina, when government officials went door to door and confiscated legal firearms, resulting chaos, roving gangs, and extremely unsafe conditions for citizens.
  • Freedom to Carry at the Capitol Act (HF 372) – Updates the requirement to notify the State Capitol’s Sergeant’s Office when carrying a firearm. Because of the ability to access the database of all who have a conceal and carry permit, this bill would allow that database to be considered proper notification.
  • Lifting the Ban on Suppressors Act (HF 1434) – Would bring Minnesota into the American mainstream regarding gun laws by lifting the ban on suppressors for firearms. Additionally, the bill would help to eliminate ear damage by lowering the volume from instantly causing injury, to very loud.
  • Federal Gun Control Act (HF 830) – Expands long gun purchases so that people have the freedom to buy long guns from any state where lawful, instead of just the states surrounding Minnesota.

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  1. [Video] Family Robbed, Holds Thieves At Gunpoint – 2014-12-17 06:59:00-05
    WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news. When seconds count, police are minutes away. That’s why we have a 2nd Amendment. And our Founders were wise indeed. An Alabama family that had fallen victim to a home burglary last week happened to spot the suspected intruders Sunday as they drove down the street — and they didn’t let Continue reading here…
  2. Australians Are Wishing They Had Guns After Latest ISIS Attack – 2014-12-17 07:08:42-05
    ISIS the best advertisement for the 2nd Amendment. Never before have I felt so naked. Now more than ever, I wish I was armed. And I’m not alone. Any and all home-grown Islamic terrorism should be able, if need be, to be met by a well-armed civilian militia. The United Kingdom has had two beheadings Continue reading here…
  3. [Video] 14 Year Old NC Boy Fatally Shoots Intruder – 2014-12-18 06:58:46-05
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the second man involved in a home break-in that turned deadly near the Charlotte/Mint Hill border has been arrested. Another suspected intruder was killed when a 14-year-old inside the house shot and killed him Tuesday night. Channel 9 was the first to report the story on Twitter. The two intruders, who police Continue reading here…
  4. Montana Man Convicted of Murder Inspite of Castle Doctrine – 2014-12-18 07:15:12-05
    A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state “castle doctrine” law allowed him to use deadly force to protect his home and family. Cheers erupted in the packed courtroom when the verdict in the case of Continue reading here…
  5. U.S. Appeals Court Gives Boost To Gun Rights – 2014-12-19 10:44:34-05
    In the first legal ruling of its type, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati on Thursday deemed unconstitutional a federal law that kept a Michigan man who was briefly committed to a mental institution decades ago from owning a gun. A three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Continue reading here…
  6. NY Attorney General, “Cease All Toy Gun Sales” – 2014-12-20 09:27:26-05
    If you live in NY, your kids will more than likely NOT get any toy guns for Christmas now, even if they were good… CNBC reported that major retailers are illegally selling prohibited toy guns online, the N.Y Attorney General’s office alleged Thursday. Eric Schneiderman’s office sent cease and desist letters to the retailers (Wal-Mart, Continue reading here…
  7. Clerk Shoots 2nd Robber In 3 years – 2014-12-20 09:36:38-05
    Grayson Matthews, above, has bad luck.  He has had to defend the family convenience store twice. Once, back in 2011, he shot a robber who was pretending to have a shotgun.  That guy was wearing a plastic bag over his head with eye holes cut in it.  It must have been hard to see out Continue reading here…
  8. Jews For The Preservation Of Gun Ownership – 2014-12-21 09:07:07-05
    Jews are all too familiar with a government that disarms its people. The following is an article written, and published by Jews at their website “Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership“. “The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats,” Seattle-based “One-Percenter” Nick Hanauer writes in an open letter on Politico to his “fellow zillionaires.” He’s Continue reading here…
  9. PBS Deceives Audience To Defend Gun Control Movement – 2014-12-22 09:26:03-05
    On December 19, PBS used deception to defend the gun control movement by claiming that although “the gun-rights lobby … holds an edge” two years after Sandy Hook, the gun control lobby is gaining ground because of Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety, and financial supporters like Bloomberg. PBS did not mention that Moms Demand Action’s last Continue reading here…
  10. Gun Control Ad Shows Kids Taking Guns To School To Tell On Parents – 2014-12-22 17:12:36-05
    Gun control advocate and independent filmmaker Rejina Sincic has created what she calls a PSA aimed at “reducing gun violence in schools and communities.” The video depicts a teenage boy sneaking into his mother’s room, taking a gun out of her dresser drawer (who knows if it’s loaded or unloaded), putting it in his backpack and Continue reading here…
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Newsrag Wants 2nd Amendment Removed…

Using lies and misinformation..

What will they blather about and who will really give a crap once the 2nd Amendment is removed?

Followed by the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th?

Do they really think those in power want us to have any Rights?

They know as long as we have the Right to defend ourselves they will never have the total control over us they want…

To damn bad these idiots in Media cannot see that…

Or maybe they can and are trumpeting what their master’s want?

 

Why don’t more states honor the Minnesota Permit to Carry? How can we fix this issue in the upcoming election?

Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee

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.