Please Contact Senate Judiciary Committee Members TODAY
Next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin two days of hearings on dangerous anti-gun measures that would infringe upon our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. This committee will be considering Senate File 205, an omnibus anti-gun bill. Your voice is desperately needed in Saint Paul to prevent tried and failed policies that will do nothing more than disarm honest law-abiding gun owners and infringe on constitutional rights.
Senate File 205, introduced by state Senator Bobby Champion (DFL-59), would create new categories of “prohibited persons” for gun ownership and eliminate your right to keep and bear arms without due process. It would also criminalize private transfers of firearms with limited exceptions, add new fees (taxes) for transfers and transferee permits, limit the ability of the carry permit to function as a transferee permit and create a possible thirty-day waiting period to verify an individual’s identity during the application process for a transferee permit.
Government officials should not consider and pass failed anti-gun policies that would do nothing to address existing crime. They should focus on issues that would empower the law-abiding public to protect themselves and loved ones from violent and insane criminals.