Because of your calls and emails to members of the Crime Victims/Criminal Records Subcommittee, NRA gained a temporary victory over House File 2960. The bill was tabled due to the lack of support, but anti-gun State Representative Michael Paymar (DFL-64B), despite strong opposition from NRA members and pro-firearm advocates across
HF 2960 would force private sales at gun shows to go through background checks. Gun prohibitionists, like Representative Paymar, falsely claim that a large number of criminals get their guns from gun shows; however, the most recent federal study on gun shows put the figure at only 0.7 percent. This effort is a stepping stone for gun control advocates seeking to ban all private sales, even among family and friends.
Please keep checking our website at www.NRAILA.org for any updates on this bill.