On Thursday, February 27th, the Minnesota House of Representatives will consider House File 8 and House File 9, anti-gun bills carried over from the 2019 Legislative Session. At the end of last year, anti-gun lawmakers attempted to roll these measures into an omnibus bill but failed to garner enough votes to do so. Now these bills are back on the calendar and your legislators need to hear from you! NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to attend the floor session that begins at 3:30pm. Also, please contact your State Representative and urge them to OPPOSE House File 8 and House File 9.
House File 8, sponsored by Rep. Dave Pinto (DFL-64B), bans the sale or transfer of firearms between private individuals without first paying fees and obtaining government permission. Firearm sales between friends or neighbors would not be exempted.
House File 9, sponsored by Rep. Ruth Richardson (DFL-52B), allows 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. Constitutional rights should only be restricted with sufficient due process of law. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms should not be treated as a second-class right and should only be restricted when sufficient protections are in place.
Again, please contact your state representative and urge them to OPPOSE House File 8 and House File 9.