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Posted on March 22, 2013
Yesterday, the Minnesota House Public Safety Committee passed an anti-gun bill that will criminalize the private transfer of handguns and certain semi-automatic rifles at gun shows. House File 285, introduced by state Representative John Lesch (DFL-66B), passed by a 10 to 8 vote after being amended with the ban on private sales. House File 285 will be ready for final approval on the floor of the state House of Representatives after their Easter recess.
This type of legislation is dangerous and must be stopped, as this scheme is the first step towards criminalizing ALL private transfers and can only be enforced with gun registration. And, as we know from experiences in California, Australia and Great Britain, gun registration enables gun confiscation — only from honest citizens — since criminals do not register their guns or submit to criminal investigations. According to an internal U.S. Department of Justice memorandum, "universal" background checks will not work without requiring gun registration. Read the memo and get the facts here.
Please contact your state Representative today and demand that he or she OPPOSE the private sales ban and ANY anti-gun amendment on the floor and SUPPORT the NRA-supported alternative amendment (HF 1325) which was previously reported on here.
Private Sales, private firearm transfer ban
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (DFL) will be hosting another Town Hall meeting next Thursday, April 4, in Rochester. After the Governor’s public comments (see news article here), it is very important to attend and express your opposition to banning and criminalizing any private transfers of firearms – including those between certain family members, friends and hunting buddies. As reported by the NRA-ILA, the gun control bills moving through the state legislature that Governor Dayton supports are some of the most invasive infringements of the Second Amendment in recent memory.FULL STORY
On Thursday, March 14, at 6:00 pm in Room 15 of the state Capitol, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear state Senator Ron Latz’s (DFL-46) anti-gun omnibus amendment to Senate File 458.FULL STORY
On Wednesday, March 6, state representatives Debra Hilstrom (DFL-40B) and Tony Cornish (R-23B) and 78 bipartisan cosponsors introduced HF 1325. In conjunction with HF 1323 and HF 1324, these bills offer real solutions as an alternative to state Representative Michael Paymar’s (DFL-64B) HF 237 and Senator Ron Latz’s (DFL-46) soon to be introduced anti-gun omnibus bill. FULL STORY
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