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Did You Know…

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!!







Gun News …

Why ‘Sin Taxes’ on Ammo Will Backfire external site
Sin taxes of all types have unintended consequences. A new proposal to impose a 50 percent tax on ammunition is no exception. Selective sales taxes imposed on certain politically disfavored goods are rife with misuse, rarely achieve their intended outcome, and disproportionately hurt the poor.
What Is The ‘Fix NICS’ Bill Congress Keeps Talking About? external site
Currently, there is a bill making its way through Congress known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017, commonly referred to as “Fix NICS,” that is designed to close a major hole in current federal firearms legislation.

Second Class Citizens….

Let me be perfectly clear, any compromise on our Second Amendment freedoms is an infringement we cannot support.

“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was optimistic Thursday that the Republican-controlled Congress can pass comprehensive gun legislation…” –L.A. Times 3/1/18

“Chuck Schumer calls for improved background checks and other reforms to seize guns…” –New York Daily News 3/4/18

“If you can’t buy a beer, you shouldn’t be able to buy an AR-15. It seems to me that this really is a no-brainer.” –Dianne Feinstein 3/2/18

Gun-grabbing politicians in Washington, D.C. are looking for any reason to strip us of our rights and pat themselves on the back.

As law-abiding gun owners, we must stand united and hold these weak-kneed politicians accountable.

That’s why I’m asking you to rush an urgent contribution of $25, $35, $50, or even $100 to Gun Owners of America Headquarters.

Not a single DFL member of the committee voted to protect your Second Amendment rights.

The push for major gun control in Minnesota is in full steam – the anti-gun faction of the DFL are pulling out all the stops to try and cram through their radical agenda in Saint Paul.

There’s no better evidence of this approach than what we’ve seen in Saint Paul over the first two weeks of the legislative session:

  • Rep. Dave Pinto using obscure rule manipulations to FORCE THROUGH A HEARING on his two gun control bills – universal background checks aka universal registration – and gun violence restraining orders.
  • Senator Matt Klein introducing a bill to allow research into lawful gun ownership – data that is currently not allowed to be collected in order to protect the privacy of gun owners.

And then there’s Rep. Linda Slocum’s comprehensive GUN BAN BILL that would turn most hunting pistols, shotguns, and hunting rifles into a new class of “Assault Weapons”, require you to register your firearms annually, and lets the local police “inspect” your home without a warrant.


But we’re fighting back.

In Thursday’s hearings before the Minnesota House Public Safety Committee, our political director, Rob Doar, pushed back HARD against the gun control push from anti-gunners – using simple facts and logic known to all gun owners.

Along with our other testifiers, we stopped the initial gun control push dead in the water – sending both bills to the table in 10-6 and 9-7 votes. Unfortunately, not a single DFL member of the committee voted to protect your Second Amendment rights.

You can watch the hearing at this link — the two gun control bills start at around 57 minutes into the hearing video.

But the fight isn’t over.

We’re working non-stop here at the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus to represent your interests in Saint Paul, reaching out to gun owners that haven’t previously been in this fight, and using all of the tools at our disposal to fight back — email blasts (like this one), phone calls, petitions, and digital advertising.