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And The Minnesota DFL Party…

Is proud of this!!!

Minnesota Ranked As Least Tax-Friendly State In US…

As for the 10 least tax-friendly states, Minnesota tops the list. Following Minnesota is Maryland, New York, Illinois, Maine, Vermont, Hawaii, California, New Jersey and Connecticut.

As for Minnesota, Kiplinger says the state hits hard with its income tax.

“It added a new top income tax rate of 9.85% in 2013. But what makes Minnesota really stand out is that its lowest income tax rate is 5.35%,” the finance website said.

DFL used to stand for Democrat-Farmer-Labor party…

What a joke…

Dumb F__king LIEberal party is a better description of them today…

 

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Amendment games will continue in the Minnesota House & Senate today!

Adding to yesterday’s committee amendment fun and games in the Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing yesterday, where anti-gun Senator Ron Latz attempted to amend gun control onto an unrelated DWI bill.

We expect these games to continue today when Rep. Jim Davnie attempts to amend gun control onto an unrelated school safety bill in the House Education Finance Committee Meeting – and in the Senate, a similar effort may happen in the E-12 Finance Committee Meeting.

These are the sorts of amendment and rules games that we can expect from the hardcore anti-gun DFLers from the Metro, who will stop at nothing to try and pass their ridiculous gun control measures.

Today’s daily action is simple:  Call & e-mail education finance committee members in both houses to not pollute school safety measures with contentious gun control measures.

Warning:  These are big committees.  Start making calls early – but it’s critical that they hear from us this morning.

ACTIONS TO TAKE TODAY:

WE CANNOT LET UP ON THE PRESSURE – NOT FOR A SINGLE MINUTE

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.

THIS GUN CONTROL PUSH IS NOTHING BUT BAD NEWS FOR GUN OWNERS.

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.

This Would Be A Disaster…

For Minnesota…

Keith Ellison as Attorney General??

Bad for pretty much everyone NOT toeing the leftist, progressive, Muslim mantra.

But especially bad for gun owners and their rights..

Keith Ellison, the progressive congressman and deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, is exploring a run for Minnesota attorney general, according to four people he’s discussed the possibility with.

Lori Swanson, the current attorney general, is expected to run for governor, leaving the race open.

 

With his active organizing and fundraising base — amplified through his close alliance with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — Ellison would likely scramble a field of lesser known candidates that’s begun to take shape.
Ellison did not respond to efforts to reach him directly, and a spokesman declined comment.

First elected to Congress in 2006, Ellison has grown listless and bored in the House, according to multiple people who’ve spoken with him in recent months. He’s still far from even being a ranking member on a subcommittee, and Democratic prospects of retaking the majority in the House soon remain uphill.

Ellison has also told friends about chafing at being the number two at the DNC, occasionally clashing with Tom Perez, who beat him for the top spot before appointing him to his current position. More often he expresses frustration at not being able to set the direction for the official party apparatus, according to several who’ve spoken to him.

No Blood…

GOCRA.ORG

This month, we hit 221,712 permits. And still, no blood in the streets.

Push for gun control leads to record increase in Minnesota carry permits

Largest increase since gun control frenzy following Sandy Hook murders

SAINT PAUL, MINN. – The number of valid Minnesota carry permits is now 221,712, an increase of more than 6,000 in the last month, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

That’s the second-largest increase ever. The largest increase occurred in March 2013, in the wake of calls for increased gun control following the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

The sharp increase following the San Bernadino, California mass murder — and subsequent calls for more restrictions on firearms — was entirely predictable, according to GOCRA President Andrew Rothman. “Nothing gets people more interested in exercising their rights than the threat of having them taken away,” he said, noting a similar increase after Sandy Hook.

GOCRA’s founder and chairman, Professor Joseph E. Olson, emphasized that although police arrived at the San Bernadino scene in under five minutes, the killers had already taken 14 lives and fled the scene.

“The only solution to a mass murder incident is instant counterfire,” he said. “It doesn’t matter who is shooting back: police, security, or an ordinary citizen.  All that matters is that someone is.  As history shows, after the first armed resistance, the murderer will almost always either give up, or run for cover — and often commit suicide.  Either way, the presence of instant counterfire ends the murdering.  Nothing else does.”

The number of active permits has grown by more than 20,000 in the last six months, a 9.3% increase.

Those numbers mean that more than one in 19 eligible Minnesota adults has a Minnesota Permit to Carry (approximately 3% of Minnesota permits are held by residents of other states).

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Background

Since the passage of the Minnesota Citizens Personal Protection Act in 2003, permits to carry a firearm have been available to any adult 21 and over who successfully completes training and passes multiple criminal, mental health, and substance abuse background checks. Prior to that law, permits were issued at the discretion of law enforcement, and numbered about 12,000 statewide in 2003.

While the “Minnesota Permit to Carry A Pistol,” commonly known as a “Carry Permit,” is sometimes mistakenly referred to as a “concealed carry” permit, the law allows either open or concealed carry by licensed individuals.

Data is summarized from monthly reports issued by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Copies of the last seven years of reports may be accessed here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2w65vr8iveacynv/AACi4SFAkIuuVP47dQVc_Dpwa?dl=0

We have tabulated the monthly numbers here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wczla52q0r7kik8/Monthly-since-2003.csv?dl=0

Population percentages are based on a U.S. Census Bureau 2015 estimate of Minnesota population at 5,489,594 and 2010 age demographics.

Minnesota: Progress on Passage of Pro-Gun Measures Continues in St. Paul

Minnesota: Progress on Passage of Pro-Gun Measures Continues in St. Paul.

  • Prohibit any government agency from confiscating or regulating the lawful possession, carrying, transfer, transportation and defensive use of firearms or ammunition during a state of emergency, like the actions that occurred in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Align Minnesota with more than 40 states that have conformed their statutes to federal law so that their residents can purchase rifles and shotguns in non-contiguous states, provided that the purchase or transfer complies with state and federal law.
  • Modify the Capitol Carry Notification provision.  Current statute allows permit holders to carry on the capitol complex as long as permit holders “notify the sheriff or the commissioner of public safety, as appropriate.”  This legislation would update and clarify the statute to provide that application for a permit constitutes “notification,” as required.
  • Provide a language change to help resolve carry permit reciprocity issues.
  • Legalize ownership and possession of firearm sound suppressors.  Currently illegal to own under Minnesota law, suppressors are legal to own under federal law and in 39 states.
  • Create a “shall sign” provision, requiring that certification by a chief law enforcement officer (CLEO), when a sign-off is required for the transfer of a firearm or other item regulated by the National Firearms Act (“NFA”), be provided within 15 days as long as the applicant is not prohibited by law from receiving it. Under current law, a CLEO may refuse to sign off for any reason, including their own personal feelings toward NFA-related items, which has created issues for law-abiding citizens.