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GOCRA: Permit-Free (‘Constitutional’) Carry?



As GOCRA president Andrew Rothman said yesterday, the Second Amendment is too often treated as a second-class right.

Today, GOCRA allies Sen. Branden Petersen and Rep. Steve Drazkowski introduced companion House and Senate bills to allow law-abiding Minnesotans to carry a pistol without a state-issued permit card.

While these bills, filed well after committee deadlines, are largely symbolic, they do serve to start the conversation: are the hoops we have to jump through truly necessary to meet a necessary and compelling state interest?