Our 2018 election surveys have been out to candidates for some time – and as completed surveys are flooding into our office, the battle lines couldn’t be more clear.
Over on the anti-gun side, we see Erin Murphy and Erin Maye Quade lined up with a multitude of gun control legislation that they want to see passed.
We have DFL Attorney General candidate Matt Peliken, who has said he wants to ban guns.
There’s Tim Walz, who used to be an A-rated gun rights supporter but now he wants bans, magazine restrictions, red flag laws, and a whole host of other things.
And that’s just a few of the candidates at the top of the ticket for the anti-gun core of the DFL Party. The list goes on and on.
For perspective, here’s a look at what’s on the Murphy-Maye Quade agenda for “Gun Safety”:
- Banning Assault Weapons: A complete and total ban on many commonly owned deer and hunting rifles
- Red Flag Orders: Seizing firearms when police determine someone is a threat to themselves or their community — keep in mind, Protect Minnesota thinks wearing a “Make American Great Again” hat and open carrying a firearm means one should be investigated.
- Restrictions on Magazine Capacity: 3 rounds? 7 rounds? 10 rounds? They don’t say.
- Requiring “built-in safety measures” and “suing manufacturers when the standards aren’t met” — i.e. running the gun manufacturers out of business
- Universal Background Checks: Or as we like to say, universal registration
- Destroying gun owner privacy: They call it “lifting the ban on researching gun violence as a public health issue”, but there is no such ban in Minnesota. What they want to do, instead, is to make gun owner data public instead of private.
We’ll be releasing our 2018 legislative scorecard and our 2018 grades and endorsements before too long – but all of that information is for naught if we can’t run a successful and strong election program across the state.
- Outreach to tens of thousands of gun owners across the state.
- Radio and digital ads, along with direct mail, to expose anti-gun candidates and support pro-gun candidates
- Doorknocking and lit dropping in key districts
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
We’re up against millions of dollars in out of state funding from groups like Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown, Gabby Gifford’s Giffords Courage organization, and our local anti-gun group Protect Minnesota.
Because they have already told us this is not true!!!
On Defensive Gun Uses And How They Outpace Gun Deaths
The CDC found that almost 2.5 million people used a firearm defensively within a 12-month span. That’s well beyond what the Washington Post claims, and I’d trust the CDC’s resources more than even a large newspaper’s.
That tools are dangerous?
How important is hand and power tool safety?
When you’re weighing the importance of dedicating time and resources to safety training and education, consider these alarming statistics:
Power tool injuries account for as many as 400,000 annual emergency room visits. Among the most common tools responsible for the largest number of visits are (1):
Power Nailers—37,000 ER visits/year
Chain Saws—36,000 ER visits/year
Table Saws—29,000 ER visits/year
Yet it is another tool that would appear to have the ability to perform acts of violence that gets attacked repeatedly by the anti’s and their lackeys, the media.
Yet we have OSHA and Workplace safety programs to better inform the those using these tools to avoid harm or death.
But never target the tools.
Guns are a tool.
Why do they always attack this tool, that saves lives and never the cause?
Because, Politics….Won’t get much mileage out of attacking, power saws and nailers!!
As shit on the floor…
Mom saves kids…
Refused to play the victim or let kids become victims..
And gets attacked by the gun grabbing nuts..
I know, you’re shocked, right?
The media is hiding the truth? “Tell me something that I don’t already know,” you say.
Well, we have just passed the half-way mark for the year — and, wow, what a busy year it’s been so far.
The anti-gun Left has tried to capitalize on several shootings — most especially, the one in Parkland, Florida.
Some legislators wilted in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, and that allowed gun control to pass in certain parts of the country.
But the activism of GOA members has been crucial to killing anti-gun legislation.
If you only listened to the liberal media, however, you would think that we are losing miserably.
Although that couldn’t be further from the truth.
The rest of the story..
What happened in Mary land was a damn tragedy…
But almost immediately, with in hours this happens??
So excuse me if I look askance at many of the demonstrations that occupy the opening five minutes of the TV news.
With the accompanying cries for a BAN!!
Baltimore Sun Urges Gun Ban Vote!!
Bans don’t work. If they did all those heavily regulated states and cities with the oppressive gun control laws would be violence free..
A lot of ‘stuff’.
But we are fortunate to be able to purchase things we don’t ‘need’.
And we do.
As for guns..Yeah we need them. Look at what is happening today. The left is preaching violence and mayhem and has been doing so. Politicians like Mad Maxine Waters are preaching violence as are a number of leftist talking heads on the various
comedy news shows.
Plus we have those in Government whom would love to see the populace disarmed to better control them.
First, let’s face facts. Our system of government isn’t predicated on people only meeting their needs. After all, our affluent society is known by our consumerism to some degree. We buy all kinds of things, which is what has spurred our economy on and helped make us such a powerful nation.
No one needs most of the stuff we have.