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Nick Hanauer hates big money but just donated $1 million to anti-gun initiative

Yet again, despite decrying the evils of big money, progressive activist and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer is trying to buy an election. At this point, I should just create a Mad Libs version of Hanauer hypocrisy. Hanauer previously donated a hefty sum to the Honest Elections/Democracy Vouchers initiative, which aimed to get “wealthy and political elite” from having such influence over elections. Hanauer doesn’t practice what he preaches. He donated $1 million to Initiative 1639, which would raise the minimum age to purchase semi-automatic rifles to 21 and mandate training and waiting periods. It addresses a problem that doesn’t exist in Washington state and the latest from Progressives to weaken our Second Amendment rights.

Bloomberg’s Gun-Control Group Blames Texas Gov. for School Shooting external site

Everytown for Gun Safety, the advocacy group founded by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, ran a full-page ad in the Houston Chronicle Tuesday blaming Texas governor Greg Abbott’s inaction on gun control for the shooting at a Texas high school Friday.

Tucker Carlson takes on gun control lawmaker external site

Calif. congressman argues his gun control plan could prevent mass shootings and make our schools safer.

Obama’s Former Wildlife Chief Doesn’t Speak For America’s Millions Of Sportsmen external site

Dan Ashe, the director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service under the Obama administration, recently penned an open letter on gun control measures he claims hunters support. He’s wrong. America’s hunters know that none of his recommendations would make us any safer, much less deter mass murderers or other violent criminals. As Ashe well knows, his proposals have nothing to do with hunting and everything to do with gun control.

Students safer in school than out despite shootings, statistics show external site

President Obama’s education secretary urged parents Monday to pull their children out of school to demand increased safety, but statistics show children are far safer in the classroom than out of it.



Oppose the Nomination of Mark Bennett!

Contact Your Senators to Oppose Bennett!

Repeatedly, President Donald Trump has criticized San Francisco’s leftist Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for assuming the role of “super-legislature” and blocking his agenda.

Yet, Trump has nominated a leftist, anti-gunner to fill a seat on that court, and the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved that nomination — despite GOA’s opposition to the nomination.

The nominee for the nation’s second highest court is Mark Jeremy Bennett, who, as Hawaii’s Attorney General, opposed the Supreme Court’s determination in Heller that the Second Amendment is an individual right.

Bennett also opposed GOA’s right to participate in the legislative process, which was affirmed in the Citizens United decision.

But, in spite of Bennett’s reliably left-wing leanings on these and virtually ever other issue, Trump and weak-kneed Republicans seem inclined to reward him with a promotion and pivotal seat on one of the country’s most important courts.

Understandably, Democrats are giddy. In fact, anti-gun Senator Mazie Hirono called him “refreshing.”

The left-wing Alliance for Justice, which has slow-walked all of the rest of Trump’s judicial nominees, approves of Bennett, calling him “mainstream.”

So here’s a suggestion: since anti-gun senators are blocking a vast number of Trump’s judicial and executive nominees, Republicans would be fools to consider Bennett before the entire backlog of conservatives has been approved by the Senate.

Think about it: Senator Chuck Schumer and his gang of anti-gunners are blocking dozens of pro-gun nominees.

If we reward them by passing gun controllers while blocking constitutionalists, we have every right to ask why keeping Republicans in power in the Senate confers any advantage.

So please take action. Urge your Senators to oppose the nomination of Mark Bennett.


Sine Die 2018…..

Last night, with just a few minutes before the midnight deadline, the Minnesota House adjourned Sine Die – with the Senate adjourning just a few minutes later.

And with that, we close the books on the 2018 legislative session and the 2017 – 2018 legislative biennium.

We’ll have more to say in the coming days and weeks about the legislative session – but here’s the good news now that we’ve reached Sine Die:

  • No gun control passed!
  • No gun control bills even made it out of a committee hearing.
  • No gun control amendments were adopted on the floor.
  • We saw the full anti-gun agenda exposed by many anti-gun DFL legislators and activist groups like Protect Minnesota, Everytown, and Moms Demand Action.

During the final hours of the session, Rob and I shared two brief updates on Facebook Live via video.  You can check them out here and here… in the videos, we address the possibility of a special session, the multiple vetos from Governor Dayton last night, and the road ahead to the elections.

This is YOUR VICTORY.  You made tens of thousands of phone calls, sent an untold amount of e-mail, showed up at rallies and committee hearings, and fought to ensure that our constitutional rights were protected.

Grassroots pressure is what moves the needle for gun rights. It’s something that can’t be replicated by anti-gun organizations and fake-astroturf groups.

THANK YOU for all that you have done this legislative session to support, protect, and defend the Second Amendment.

None of this would have happened without you!

We’ll have more to share in the coming days looking back at the session. Look for our Legislative Report in June along with our candidate grades and endorsements in the coming months.

This fall’s election is going to be a pivotal one – we’re going to need all hands on deck to ensure we hold and expand a Pro-Second Amendment majority in the MN House – and take back the Governor’s mansion.

Remember, the best place to follow our activities on a day to day basis is via our Facebook page.

I also hope you’ll join us for our Sine Die Happy Hour on Wednesday, 5/23 from 4:30pm – 7:30pm at Grumpy’s Bar and Grille in Roseville.  The event is completely free!

WHAT:                           Sine Die Happy Hour w/ the MN Gun Owners Caucus

WHERE:                         Grumpy’s Bar & Grill – 2801 Snelling Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

We’ll be in the Hamline Room downstairs.  Turn left immediately upon entry and head downstairs

FOOD/DRINKS:             We’re providing appetizers (while they last) and there will be a cash bar available. You may also order                                          food from the Grumpy’s menu at your own expense.

We will not have a formal agenda, but Rob and I will give a brief recap of the legislative biennium – what went well, what didn’t, and how we’re going to kick some anti-gun ass in November.

We expect several of our allies from the legislature to stop by throughout the evening as well.

The event is completely free – please RSVP here so that we can plan appropriately.

We hope to see you there!

Will Trump Turn Gun Owners into Felons?

Trump’s Bump Stock Regulations Can Turn 500,000 Gun Owners into Felons


Please contact Pres. Donald Trump and tell him the implementation of his proposed bump stock regulations would turn 500,000 gun owners into immediate felons. You can email him, tweet at him or call him at (202)-456-1111 or (202)-456-1414.

Illegal Bump Stock Regs to go beyond Johnson, Clinton, and Obama in Anti-Gun Reach!

Dear Kevin,

When campaigning, Donald Trump said he would respect and honor the Second Amendment. 

Instead, he continues to push ahead on bump stock regulations which would turn 500,000 gun owners into felons.  And the regulations would arguably do the same for the millions of Americans who own semi-automatic rifles.

This is in addition to signing the “Fix NICS” infested omnibus bill that will send millions of new names to the national gun ban list.

Let’s start with the obvious: Trump’s proposed regulation — currently open for comment — would make possession of all bump stocks illegal.

The regs would define bump stocks as “machineguns.”  And, under the Hughes Amendment (18 U.S.C. 922(o)), every “machinegun” manufactured after May, 1986, is banned for civilian use with no grandfather clause or no grace period.

This means every bump stock owner immediately becomes a felon, subject to a $250,000 fine and 10 years in prison.

How many bump stocks are there?  500,000?  800,000?  No one really knows.

But how many do you think are going to turn in their bump stocks before this regulation goes into effect?

Make no mistake about it:  This is a level of hatred for the Second Amendment that neither Lyndon Johnson nor Bill Clinton nor Barack Obama evidenced.

Clinton’s semi-automatic ban — as odious as it was — didn’t criminalize pre-existing semi-automatic owners.

Trump’s Regulations Can Affect AR-15s

But there’s another problem:  If the proposed regulations can erroneously deem AR-15/bump stock fire to be “automatic fire,” then a future anti-gun administration could easily deem AR-15s as full automatics under those circumstances.  

After all, under 26 U.S.C. 5845(b), any firearm that can be “readily restored” or “converted” to fire automatically IS a “machinegun.”  Period.  End of story.

And, as with bump stocks, there would be no grace period or grandfather clause for post-1986 semi-automatic rifles.

So please contact Donald Trump and tell him that the implementation of his proposed regulations would turn between 500,000 and 20,000,000 law-abiding gun owners into immediate felons.

You can email him, tweet at him or call him at (202)-456-1111 or (202)-456-1414.