Pro-2A bills pass Senate, but Dayton vows to veto suppressors
Last night, the Minnesota Senate voted 40-23 in favor of our five pro-2A bills, with “yes” votes from all Republicans present, and 13 of 36 Democrats — but not your senator, Kevin Dahle.
The most visible bill, HF1434, would allow Minnesota to join 39 other states that allow its citizens to legally own firearm sound suppressors — after a ridiculously thorough triple background check.
That bill passed the Minnesota House one week ago, with a vote of 89-40, including “yes” votes from 20 House DFL members.
Your Senator Voted No
Your senator, Kevin Dahle, voted AGAINST your Second Amendment rights. Please call or email him (info below) and tell him that you do not agree with his vote. Remind him that Second Amendment rights are important to you, and strongly influence your vote. Ask him to read our fact sheets at gocra.mn/2015 to get the REAL facts.
Dayton Promises Veto
In spite of this broad bipartisan support, Governor Dayton told news media today that he intends to veto the bill! He cited the same discredited objections that the House overcame — that quieter firearms endangered cops and citizens.
Governor Dayton is wrong: crime with legal, registered silencers is almost nonexistent, as a recent article in the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association’s magazine pointed out (see the article at gocra.mn/mps).
What You Can Do
We need your help to ensure that the suppressor bill, (as well as our capitol carry, emergency powers, reciprocity and interstate purchase provisions) become law. Can you jump in?
Please do these things right now:
- Email Governor Dayton and encourage him to sign the bill when it reaches his desk.
- Call the governor’s office and deliver the same message:
Email or call your state senator, Kevin Dahle (info below), and thank him for his vote. Ask him to push for the gun-related bills to pass exactly as they currently are: no amendments!
- If you haven’t already, please support GOCRA with a monthly donation or membership. Our ability to be at the Capitol every day depends on your generous support!
Thanks for being a pro-2A Minnesota patriot!