Skip to comments.Armed and cantankerous: Bill to tighten gun law draws fire (MN)
Posted on 03/03/2010 7:00:17 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
From Virginia to Arizona, federal and state gun laws are loosening everywhere from national parks to Amtrak trains.
But in St. Paul, a proposal that would send Minnesota in the opposite direction is headed toward its first hearing Friday -- a bill requiring background checks on the purchaser of any firearm sold at a gun show.
The proposal pits its DFL sponsor, St. Paul Rep. Michael Paymar, against the mighty arsenal of gun rights advocates and lobbyists who have managed to turn back nearly every effort to tighten Minnesota's gun laws in the past.
In a session dominated by pressing financial issues, it's unclear how much time and energy lawmakers have for an explosive gun control debate. The GOP already is saying no way. But just the attempt is arousing serious passions as all sides take aim at Friday's hearing.
"I'm not backing down," said Paymar, a veteran lawmaker who chairs the House public safety finance division. "I think there's an undue fear of the [National Rifle Association] here at the Legislature."
(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...
Folks in MN need to fight this tooth and claw. They'll find out the hard way that their socialist nanny-state lawmakers define "gun show" as "Did you show somebody that gun?"
“Did you show somebody that gun?”
It’s an attack on the right to buy and sell private property.
Do they run background checks on purchasers of books, before allowing them to take possession of them? Why not? That is the 1st Amendment, so should it not be handled the same as the 2nd?
I have more guns than I probably need but not as many as I want.
Soon those dangerous “Saturday Night Book Club specials” will be included.
Paymar the metrocrat crapweasel at it again.
WELCOME TO FREE REPUBLIC’S MINNESOTA PING LIST!
133 MEMBERS AND GROWING...!
FREEPMAIL ME IF YOU WANT ON OR OFF THIS LIST!
The myth of the ‘gun show loophole’
The Gun Show “Loophole:” More Gun Control Disguised as Crime Control
...and a thousand rounds for each caliber? (I don't yet, but I am working that direction.)
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.