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Minnesota: Urge Committee Members to Oppose Anti-Gun Amendments to Omnibus Bill

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Minnesota:  Urge Committee Members to Oppose Anti-Gun Amendments to Omnibus Bill

Today, the Minnesota House Public Safety Committee has convened a hearing to discuss its Public Safety Omnibus bill.  It is likely that some committee members will attempt to amend House File 8 and House File 9 into this bill.  Please contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE any attempts to include House File 8 or House File 9 in the omnibus legislation. 


House File 8, sponsored by Rep. Dave Pinto (64B-DFL), would impose so-called “universal” background checks for most private firearm transfers, potentially criminalizing almost all private firearm transfers in Minnesota.

House File 9, sponsored by Rep. Ruth Richardson (52B-DFL), would violate an individual’s constitutional rights and allow for a chief law enforcement officer or designee to petition the court for an ex parte order to remove an individual’s Second Amendment rights without due process.

Again, please contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE any attempts to include House File 8 or House File 9 in the omnibus legislation. 

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