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Minnesota - Personal Protection Act Closer to Passage

Friday, February 15, 2002

The NRA-backed Right to Carry bill—The Minnesota Personal Protection Act—came one step closer to final passage in the Senate this week when the chamber deadlocked at 33-33 on a motion to bring the bill up for consideration. Last year, the bill failed by a 34-32 margin. Clearly, efforts to bring pressure on those Senators who voted against the bill last year are working. It is critical that you continue to contact your Senator and urge him to vote in favor of the Personal Protection Act when it comes up for a vote again. Because the 33-33 vote was on a motion for consideration, pro-gun forces can ask for consideration again at any time.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.