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Minnesota: Anti-Gun Bill Moving Forward Unless Your State Representative Hears from You!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

An anti-gun bill that will criminalize the private transfer of handguns and certain semi-automatic rifles at gun shows will likely be heard this week or next in the House Rules Committee.  House File 285, introduced by state Representative John Lesch (DFL-66B), passed in the House Public Safety, Finance and Policy Committee by a 10 to 8 vote on April 8 after being amended to include a ban on private sales.  If HF 285 passes in the House Rules Committee, it will be eligible for final consideration on the House floor as early as this week.

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 and members of the House Rules Committee today and demand that they OPPOSE HF 285 in its entirety.

House Rules Committee:

Erin Murphy (DFL) – Chairman

651-296-8799
E-mail: rep.erin.murphy@house.mn

 

John Benson (DFL) – Vice Chairman

651-296-9934
E-mail: rep.john.benson@house.mn

 

Kurt Daudt (R)

651-296-5364
E-mail: rep.kurt.daudt@house.mn

 

Tony Albright (R)

651-296-5185
E-mail: rep.tony.albright@house.mn

 

Sarah Anderson (R)

651-296-5511
E-mail: rep.sarah.anderson@house.mn

 

Lyndon Carlson Sr. (DFL)

651-296-4255
E-mail: rep.lyndon.carlson@house.mn

 

Matt Dean (R)

651-296-3018
E-mail: rep.matt.dean@house.mn

 

Ron Erhardt (DFL)

651-296-4363
E-mail: rep.ron.erhardt@house.mn

 

Rick Hansen (DFL)

651-296-6828
E-mail: rep.rick.hansen@house.mn

 

Debra Hilstrom (DFL)

651-296-3709
E-mail: rep.debra.hilstrom@house.mn

 

Joe Hoppe (R)

651-296-5066
E-mail: rep.joe.hoppe@house.mn

 

Melissa Hortman (DFL)

651-296-4280
E-mail: rep.melissa.hortman@house.mn

 

Sheldon Johnson (DFL)

651-296-4201
E-mail: rep.sheldon.johnson@house.mn

 

Tim Kelly (R)

651-296-8635
E-mail: rep.tim.kelly@house.mn

 

Ann Lenczewski (DFL)

651-296-4218
E-mail: rep.ann.lenczewski@house.mn

 

John Lesch (DFL)

651-296-4224
E-mail: rep.john.lesch@house.mn

 

Leon Lillie (DFL)

651-296-1188
E-mail: rep.leon.lillie@house.mn

 

Jenifer Loon (R)

651-296-7449
E-mail: rep.jenifer.loon@house.mn

 

Carly Melin (DFL)

651-296-0172
E-mail: rep.carly.melin@house.mn

 

Kim Norton (DFL)

651-296-9249
E-mail: rep.kim.norton@house.mn

 

Gene Pelowski Jr. (DFL)

651-296-8637
E-mail: rep.gene.pelowski@house.mn

 

Joyce Peppin (R)

651-296-7806
E-mail: rep.joyce.peppin@house.mn

 

John Persell (DFL)

651-296-5516
E-mail: rep.john.persell@house.mn

 

Tim Sanders (R)

651-296-4226
E-mail: rep.tim.sanders@house.mn

 

Paul Torkelson (R)

651-296-9303
E-mail: rep.paul.torkelson@house.mn

 

John Ward (DFL)

651-296-4333
E-mail: rep.john.ward@house.mn

 

Kelby Woodard (R)

651-296-7065
E-mail: rep.kelby.woodard@house.mn

 

Kurt Zellers (R)

651-296-5502
E-mail: rep.kurt.zellers@house.mn

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