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Minnesota: "Gun Show" bill Halted in Subcommittee, Pet Protective Order Bill Passes

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Yesterday, March 10, House File 2960, was defeated in the Crime Victims/Criminal Records Sub-Committee by a vote of 5-3.  Anti-gun State Representative Michael Paymar (DFL-64B) will undoubtedly continue to seek additional ways to push his “Gun Show” legislation, despite strong opposition from his colleagues and firearm supporters across MinnesotaState Representative Michael Paymar claims he knows what is best for NRA members.  Please let him know that as a resident of Minnesota and an NRA member, you are against his unfounded attacks on gun shows.

Michael Paymar
651-296-4199
E-mail:
rep.michael.paymar@house.mn

Unfortunately, the “Pet Protective Order Bill”, House File 1396, cleared the sub-committee on a voice vote.  Conviction of violating a protective order, based on unjustified interference with, for example a gerbil, would result in an automatic three-year ban on handgun possession. 

Please contact the committee members listed below and thank them for opposing HF2960.  Contact information for those committee members can be found below.

State Representative Kory Kath  (DFL-26A)
651-296-5368
rep.kory.kath@house.mn

State Representative Paul Kohls  (R-34A)
651-296-4282
rep.paul.kohls@house.mn

State Representative Dave Olin  (DFL-1A)
651-296-9635
rep.dave.olin@house.mn

State Representative Ron Shimanski  (R-18A)
651-296-1534
rep.ron.shimanski@house.mn

State Representative Jenifer Loon  (R-42B)
651-296-7449
rep.jenifer.loon@house.mn

Keep checking your emails and our website, www.NRAILA.org, for further updates on HF 1396. 

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