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Pro-2A bills status, Boberg pistol giveaway!


Here’s an update about what’s going on at the Capitol, at GOCRA, and around the state:

Support Your Rights – Support GOCRA:

For more than 25 years, GOCRA has fought for, protected, and won back our Second Amendment rights. We can’t do that without you, and the opposition, led by New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is getting more and more sophisiticated and agressive every year. Can you help us continue to fight for your rights with a new or renewing membership?


Our Pro-2A Bills:

In the House:

There are five good pro-rights bills that are awaiting a vote in the full Minnesota House. We are waiting for House GOP leadership to schedule a date for these votes. All of these bills have strong bipartisan support, and we can’t think of any reason that House Speaker Kurt Daudt would fail to schedule these five bills for next week. After all, as he told us on the front steps of the Capitol at the Gun Owners Lobby Day, less than two months ago, “We want you to know that we’re going to have your back.”

In the Senate:

The Minnesota Senate has been a real disappointment this year. While the Minnesota Senate has a pro-Second Amendment majority, the chamber, under the leadership of Majority Leader Tom Bakk, appears content to let the metro anti-rights majority, led by Sen. Ron Latz, block any pro-rights legislation from moving forward.

Senators in the DFL majority who would like to be seen as pro-2A seem to be completely unable to move their leadership on gun rights. It may be that as the 2016 election approaches, these DFLers will remember that gun control has ALWAYS been a losing issue for DFLers outside the inner cities.

Please see the end of this email for a summary of the bills.

For details about specific bills, please visit our 2015 GOCRA Bill Tracker.

Boberg Give-Away:

Boberg Pistol GiveawayOur friends at Minnesota’s own Boberg Arms have donated an XR-9S pistol, which we’ll be giving to one lucky Minnesota GOCRA supporter on June 1.

Here’s the best part: if your info is up to date (do you still live at the same place in Northfield?), you’re already entered in the drawing! If you do need to update your info, you can do it by clicking here:

As the lawyers make us say, “Some restrictions apply. No purchase necessary. See full rules for details.”

We want to thank Arne Boberg, the inventor of this fantastic pistol, for stepping up to support gun rights in Minnesota.

Bills We’re Following:

HF1434/SF1435 – Legalizing suppressors –  details
House: Passed three House committees with almost no objection; waiting for floor vote
Senate: Waiting for a Judiciary Committee hearing

HF372/SF953 Capitol Carry Notification – details
House: Passed Public Safety Committee unanimously; waiting for floor vote
Senate: Waiting for a Judiciary Committee hearing

HF722/SF___ Emergency Powers – details
House: Passed Government Operations, Civil Law, and Public Safety Committees; waiting for floor vote
Senate: Pending bill introduction

HF830/SF900 Interstate Purchase of Long Guns – details
House: Passed Public Safety Committee unanimously; waiting for floor vote
Senate: Waiting for a Judiciary Committee hearing

HF305/SF328 North Dakota Permit Recognition- details
House: Passed Public Safety Committee; waiting for floor vote
Senate: Waiting for a Judiciary Committee hearing

No action yet:

HF1993 – Stand Your Ground – Drazkowski
HF1289 – Right to Keep and Bear Arms amendment – Hackbarth


HF0302 – Muzzleloader scopes allowed – Fabian
Please ask gun owners and civil rights supporters to sign up for these alerts at http://www.gocra.org/join.html


Politicians..Rinos..Blame Bush..Scissors??!!?..Guns..Global Warmening!!..Youth, Guns, Like..

Molotov Mitchell Rips Hillary A New One and Tells GOP Rand Paul Is 2016 Candidate

What difference at this point does it make!! A lot Shillary, a lot you bitch..


Old Hillary. Blame Bush….

Clinton Blames Bush for Lack of Funds to Secure Benghazi


A scissors?? Isn’t that the same as bringing a knife to a gun fight? Either way your dead…

“If you are caught out in the open and cannot conceal yourself or take cover, you might consider trying to overpower the shooter with whatever means are available,” says the narrator in the video, which shows an office worker pulling scissors out of a desk drawer.


Obama/Feinstein: Obfuscation and Vilification

“A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves … and include … all men capable of bearing arms. … The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle.” –Richard Lee (1787)


Form letter from my State Senator…At least I hear from him in a civil manner. Unlike the State Rep I have representing me.

Thank you for sending your concerns to my office.  As a gun owner myself, I’ve been looking at this issue as it plays out on the Federal level.  I have hunted for years, and as a civics teacher, I am of course a strong supporter of the Constitution and its amendments.

I have no plans to author legislation on gun control, and will only support bills that balance both the need to reduce gun violence with the need to protect the rights of reasonable and responsible gun owners.  I am also concerned about mental health issues as they apply to gun violence in this state.  Identification and prevention of mental health issues are key to reducing gun violence without unduly restricting ownership.

I will take your concerns into account as gun ownership becomes an issue of discussion in the Minnesota Senate.  Again, thank you for voicing your thoughts.  An active constituency is a critical foundation for democracy.


Blame global warming. For everything

Protip: When there’s a problem — any problem — just blame global warming. TheDC’s Jeff Poor reports:

“On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe,’ the Center for American Progress’ Christie Hefner said that Chicago’s sky-high murder rate could be blamed — at least in part — on climate change. ‘Yes, last year we hit a record number of murders from guns [in Chicago],’ Hefner, the former chairwoman and chief executive officer of Playboy Enterprises, said. ‘And this year we are already outpacing last year’s numbers. Now, there are contributing factors that are not under anybody’s control and may seem odd, but it is factually true. One of them is actually the weather. There is a dramatic increase in gun violence when it is warmer. And we are having this climate change effect that is driving that.'”

Kids, take note. Why didn’t you do your homework? Global warming, obviously. You failed a test? Sure you didn’t study, but also remember you took it while suffering under global warming. You punched your principal in the face? Everyone knows that’s a predictable consequence of global climate change, duh!


Blame Bush! Repeat. Forever

If you get tired of blaming things on global warming and want to mix it up, you can always blame George W. Bush or the GOP. TheDC’s Neil Munro reports:

“White House officials and Democrats are blaming the GOP and Hurricane Sandy for the stunning late-2012 shrinkage in the nation’s economy. … The apparent contraction was announced Wednesday morning when the federal Bureau of Economic Advisers estimated the nation’s gross domestic product nudged down 0.1 in the last three months of 2012. … Brad Woodhouse, the spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, pushed a more explicitly partisan version of the same theme via twitter. ‘GOP holds econ hostage over debt ceiling. Deal to avert crisis includes steep spending cuts they wanted. Economy slows. Blame Obama. #unreal,’ he tweeted at 9.45.”

You may say this doesn’t sound like leadership, but you would be wrong. Remember, in this administration, leadership is defined as leading from behind, which we used to call following. But under this new definition of leadership, Team Obama is a wild success.


The youth like the guns

Young Americans are apparently more protective of gun rights than older Americans. Jessica Stanton reports for TheDC:

“A vast majority of young adults under the age of 34 believe that Americans have a right to own an ‘assault weapon,’ according to a new Reason-Rupe poll released Thursday. Seventy percent of 18-24 year-olds and 58 percent of 24-34 year-olds indicated the government ‘should allow the private ownership of assault weapons.’ But a majority of older Americans disagree, with 57 percent of 55-64 year-olds and 61 percent of people over the age of 65 asserting that ‘assault weapons should be prohibited.'”