Gun rights are vital to American freedom. Bill calls for gun owners to conduct themselves accordingly.
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.
Guns and freedom come together or they go together.
- [Video] Grandma Fights Back Against 3 Carjackers – 2014-12-11 15:54:16-05
A grandmother who was staring down the barrel of a gun decided to fight back. According to an IMPD police report, the incident happened around 8 p.m. Sunday. Kay Kise, 67, said she had just finished Christmas shopping and was parked in front of her home in the 200 block of North Randolph Street. She Continue reading here…
- Pro-Gun Support At A 20 Year High – 2014-12-12 09:42:17-05
Support for gun rights is higher than it’s been in decades, according to the latest data from the Pew Research Center that signals a stunning turnaround in how Americans feel about the issue just two years after the Newtown school shooting. Pew found that 52 percent of Americans say Second Amendment rights are more important Continue reading here…
- 68 Year Old Critically Shoots Home Invaders – 2014-12-12 17:08:22-05
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A 68-year-old East Lake man opened fire on two home intruders this morning, wounding both men. The incident happened this morning at a home in the 7800 block of Second Avenue South. Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards said East Precinct officers were called to the man’s home just before 10:30 a.m. Continue reading here…
- The Reason We Carry – 2014-12-12 17:31:52-05
Too often gun owners forget that defensive gun use is about saving lives. BearingArms.com’s editor Bob Owens reports for the December issue of Townhall Magazine. In August, I had a chance to attend a 250 Pistol class at Gunsite Academy near Paulden, Arizona. The class, created by the legendary Col. Jeff Cooper, is billed as Continue reading here…
- Gun Rights Advocates Violate I-594 at Olympia Rally – 2014-12-13 18:56:06-05
Hundreds of gun-rights advocates carrying signs and firearms attended a rally at the Capitol in Olympia Saturday to protest I-594, the recently-passed background check measure that won handily in November. Organizer Gavin Seim predicted the rally – dubbed “I Will Not Comply” – would be the largest felony civil disobedience rally in American history. “Our Continue reading here…
- States With The Highest Federal Firearm Licenses Are… – 2014-12-14 09:54:04-05
Texas is shockingly not on this list, but here are the 15 states with the highest number of firearm licenses (per 100,000 people). Oregon #15 Number of federal firearm licenses: 48.9 (per 100,000 people) According to Oklahoma Watch, “despite years of investments, some states continue to struggle to submit records. […] Oregon has received $4,542,109 Continue reading here…
- [Video] Teacher Being Investigated After Bringing Replica Musket To School – 2014-12-15 10:33:20-05
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player A longtime Osceola County teacher has been reassigned after taking a fake rifle to Neptune Middle School in Kissimmee. Local 6 has learned the toy musket was used during the history teacher’s lesson on the American Revolutionary War. The eighth-grade teacher, identified as Gema Evans, used the prop last Continue reading here…
- Farmer Fatally Shoots Intruder After Call From Wife – 2014-12-15 18:13:41-05
A farmer from North Carolina bravely protected his wife and his home from armed men after he received a suspicious phone call from her Monday morning and rushed home from his chicken farm in Lumberton to check on her. Sanford Hardin was working when his wife called to tell him she had noticed a suspicious Continue reading here…
- Anti Gun Surgeon General Nominee Confirmed By Senate – 2014-12-16 06:48:40-05
President Obama’s pick to serve as the next surgeon general was confirmed Monday evening more than a year and half after being nominated, the first of nearly a half dozen of the president’s picks set for confirmation this week as Democrats prepare to cede control of the U.S. Senate. Senators voted 51 to 43 to Continue reading here…
- Army Vet Shoots Invaders Through Door With Shotgun – 2014-12-16 07:01:03-05
While talking to a friend through video chat on the other side of the world, Joseph Jaccob heard a loud bang at the front door. It was 5 a.m. Sunday. He ran out of the bedroom, meeting his aunt in the hallway. They both worried his aunt’s 88-year-old mother had fallen down the stairs. The Continue reading here…
Election day is almost here!
If you’re like us, the first thing you look at in candidates is whether they’ll respect and defend your Second Amendment rights.
That’s why we’ve gathered all the information we could about every candidate in the state. We’ve researched incumbents’ votes, scoured the news for public statements, and distributed questionnaires to every candidate in the state.
As a result, we’ve been able to assign a gun rights grade to every candidate.
To see your personalized gun rights voting guide, just click below.
Please exercise your right to vote to ensure that you can continue to exercise your right to keep and bear arms. You can find your polling place here:
Because of our tax status, GOCRA doesn’t endorse or recommend candidates. You may want to look at candidate endorsements from two trustworthy gun rights groups:
To see which candidates don’t respect the Second Amendment, you can see the endorsements from anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown” operation:
If you have friends or family in other areas of the state that would like their own guide, just have them sign up at www.gocra.org/join.php.
Yeah…What thought process did he use?
Missing a couple of important items…
Then your ready!!
He whupped a woman, no excuse!
What an idjit!!
I say bullcrap!!
Is Government of the People and by the People..
What doesn’t this dimwitted, non voting Rep from Washington DC understand about…..
I see the problem..
In Washington DC…
Especially when they curtail our Rights and Freedoms..
They should be…
Feminists do it best….
The only senators to vote against the bill were Tom Carper (D-Del.), Dan Coats (R-Ind.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.).
Well it is the party of Death for a reason…
And these Humanists are doing what? To help starving kids…what?
Ever notice how that seems to be the leftists way?
They are not registering their legally bought guns!!
Even though we made it illegal by passing knee jerk, dumb ass laws!!
I hope they continue to refuse to submit to tyranny..
Bloomberg buys an anti-gun group – the Minnesota Legislature is next!
Welcome to the coldest weather I’ve seen in Minnesota during my nine years in the state!
Despite the cold, there have been many developments over the past week on the gun rights front.
First, Mark writes below about the latest news from the disloyal opposition – the merger of Mayor Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the new group Moms Demand Action.
Of course, it’s really not a merger of equals. Bloomberg bought out Moms Demand Action and brought their social media gun-banning savvy into his group of well-funded anti-gun Mayors. It’s going to make for an interesting year in Minnesota.
This past weekend, Mark and I were at AM1280’s Northern Alliance Radio Network with Mitch Berg talking about the upcoming session and our efforts for the 2014 elections.
Later this week, the Advisory Committee on Capitol Security will meet to approve their final 2013 report to the legislature. We’re expecting anti-gun Public Safety Chair – Representative Michael Paymar – to propose yet another gun ban at the Capitol.
Now would be a good time to drop an email or phone call to your state Representative and Senator to let them know where you stand on the issue.
In just a few days, legislators can “pre-file” their 2014 bills and committees can begin having hearings. Our friends at GOCRA are monitoring these developments closely – and we’re working together to keep our efforts in sync where appropriate.
Chairman’s Corner: Moms Demand Illegal Action
One of the unfortunate realities in Second Amendment activism is that the gun-grabbers are extremely well-funded and well-organized at a national level. We’ve written at length about how former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is bringing his fat anti-rights wallet to Minnesota in 2014, but there is another threat on our radar which has been shoved to the forefront due to recent events.
Moms Demand Action is an “astroturf” organization that was created the day after the Newtown tragedy in the best anti-gun tradition of let-no-murdered-child-rest-in-peace-when-they-can-be-exploited-for-political-gain.
Nobody starts a professionally organized lobbying group that quickly. They were lying in the tall grass, waiting to take advantage of a criminal’s deranged act.
In politics, “astroturfing” is a political tactic whereby a professional lobbying organization attempts to disguise itself as a grassroots movement.
They now boast 130,000+ followers across all 50 states.
Those of us working to protect our Second Amendment rights from the lies of Moms Demand Action have long speculated that Michael Bloomberg was funding their operations, and our suspicions were recently confirmed when Moms Demand Action merged with Bloomberg’s flagship group Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
This is unbelievably dangerous for all Minnesotans who value their fundamental freedoms.
Moms Demand Action is savvy with social media and highly effective at messaging discredited or false information to their target demographic…suburban mothers. It is their belief that such an audience will be an extremely effective force for manipulating government action through unsubstantiated fears and purely emotional action.
Unfortunately in Minnesota, such tactics play very well with the metro Democrats who currently control our legislature. What Moms Demand Action has not had to this point is direct and public financial support from a rich anti-rights zealot, but that has now changed.
Michael Bloomberg himself is the primary financier of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which gives them a bottomless pit of money to conduct their anti-rights activities. Bloomberg has a net worth of over $30 BILLION dollars.
The NRA’s income in 2012 was less than 1% of that number, and their political budget is much smaller than that. If the NRA can’t muster more than a fraction of a percent to match Bloomberg’s blood money, how can we hope to convince an already anti-gun prejudiced legislature of reality?
It’s going to take everyone going all-in. There’s no other way to do it, my friends.
We need to counter the flood of anti-gun money that is coming into Minnesota. We have to proudly support pro-Second Amendment candidates and prove to bullies like Michael Paymar, Ron Latz, and Al Franken that we will not stand in the corner while they tell us what restrictions they think are “reasonable” on our absolutely non-negotiable right to keep and bear arms!
We have a chance to take back our government in 2014, so that we don’t have to fear for our God-given rights every time the Minnesota legislature is in session.
Stand with us…not in the dark corner that anti-rights fanatics like Latz and Franken would force on us, but in the open as proud, law-abiding Minnesota gun owners!