Yesterday, the House voted 69-60 to pass Senate file 2909, or the “kitchen-sink” gun control bill. This bill includes universal background checks and "red flag" gun confiscations, which we strongly oppose. Despite the thousands of messages sent by NRA members and Second Amendment advocates opposing this omnibus bill, the Minnesota Legislature continues to attack the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
This bill does nothing to punish criminals or improve public safety, as it focuses exclusively on law-abiding citizens. Universal background checks do nothing except burden law-abiding gun owners. Every dealer transfer in the country is already required to go through a background check. “Red flag” or Emergency Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws are notoriously lacking in due process protections.
Minnesota has enough gun laws; they should focus on enforcing the laws that are already on the books. Please continue to follow these NRA-ILA alerts for the latest updates.