Minnesota: Two gun control measures move to full Senate vote

Thoughts and Prayers

This week, the Minnesota State House of Representatives passed two bills left over from last year. They both move on to the Senate for consideration.

NRA strategy to fight gun safety

The NRA alerted their members to contact their State Senator and urge them to oppose these bills. The NRA spurred their members that they “need to take action and remain vigilant this session.”

The bills

  • House File 8 requires background checks on all private sales of guns, including at gun shows. [Good]
  • House File 9 creates an Extreme Risk Protection Orders bill that would allow family and authorities to request the removal of guns from a dangerous person. [Good]

Action

Please call or email the office of your Minnesota State Senator. Ask them for support of House File 8 and House File 9. Both bills will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

  • To find your representative and senator’s phone and email, enter your address at Who are My Representatives.
  • Make sure you include your full name and address. Adding a simple message from the heart is powerful. Keep it simple and make it personal if possible.

February 26, 2020

Minnesota: Full House votes tomorrow, Feb 27, on two-gun bills

The Minnesota House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on two-gun violence prevention bills on February 27. Both bills are significant methods to help prevent gun violence in Minnesota.

NRA strategy

The NRA alerted their members to contact their State Representatives and oppose these two bills. This is the perfect opportunity for gun control supporters to contact their Representatives and support these two bills.

The bills

  • House File 8 requires background checks on all private sales of guns, including at gun shows. 👍
  • House File 9 creates an Extreme Risk Protection Orders bill that would allow family and authorities to request the removal of guns from a dangerous person. 👍

Action

Please call or email the office of your Minnesota State Representative and urge them to support House File 8 and House File 9 to make Minnesota safer.


January 16, 2020

Minnesota: Upcoming committee hearing on gun related bills

The Minnesota Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday, January 21 to take testimony on four firearm bills. Two of the bills to be heard are gun control bills. The other two oppose gun safety.

The NRA urged their members to show their presence at the meeting, and if unable to attend, to contact their State Senator.

The bills

  • Senate File 434 would require background checks for all transfers of firearms between individuals. This would prevent the sale of guns on the street to criminals who shouldn’t have them. 👍
  • Senate File 436 would allow the filing of Extreme Risk Protection Orders. These allow a Judge to remove guns from a person who is a dangerous to themselves or others. 👍
  • Senate File 72 is a “stand-your-ground” bill. It would allow anyone to shoot and kill another person if they feel threatened. 👎
  • Senate File 748 would eliminate the requirement for a permit to carry a firearm. Anyone, including criminals, would be allowed to have guns on them with no license required. 👎

Action

The Committee meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan 21 at 1:00 pm. The location will be 214 East Howard St, Hibbing, MN. If unable to attend please contact your Minnesota State Senator.  Ask the Senator to support SF 434 and SF 436. Also, to oppose SF 72 and SF 748.

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