Skip to comments.St. Paul City Council calls for statewide ban on semi-automatics
Posted on 01/03/2013 5:02:38 AM PST by TurboZamboni
The city of St. Paul doesnt have direct say over statewide gun laws, but that isnt stopping city council members from calling for more gun control. At the Wednesday, Jan. 2 council meeting, they amended their annual request to lawmakers to include a crackdown on semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines.
They join a chorus of municipal bodies, politicians and Hollywood celebrities clamoring for tighter gun laws in the wake of the horrific school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Heres a look at six proposals being mulled across the country.
Some gun enthusiasts are dubious that a ban on semi-automatics would have prevented the Newtown tragedy and other tragic gun deaths. At the Newtown site, police recovered two handguns, a Glock and a Sig Sauer, in addition to the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six adults.
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"Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, and one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible." -Hubert H. Humphrey,bitter clinger,Guns magazine, February 1960, p.6
Why would St Paul want to attrack murderers?
Are they big spending tourists or something? (scratching head)
Those hypocrites who say they want to “reduce gun violence” and therefore want to ban certain types of guns in furtherance of that goal, actually want to send armed men (i.e. with guns) to arrest - or kill - people who have never hurt other people but who wish to retain the ability to defend their families. That isn’t reducing gun violence, it’s committing it.
Macys is leaving and there’s no NHL, so they need anyone they can get.
Don’t they realize that by attempting to infringe upon our protected rights these people immediately become the government tyranny they scoff at?
Way to go St. Paul with your touchy-feely laws. Did you notice that every murderer who used a gun ignored many laws as they will any future gun laws?
They solved the great candy cigarette crisis...on to the next crisis.
“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.”
H. L. Mencken
Wow, what a great idea! Let’s just ban guns! Hey, and while we are at it why not ban heroin and booze too?
Would the last person to leave St. Paul please turn out the light...
Even Hubert H. Humphrey “got it”?
I can now say that the present GOP is to the left of a 1960 Democrat.
A meeting of the St. Paul City Council.......
“Those damn kids keep running across my front yard. I move that we outlaw kids!”
“And people writing checks in the grocery store! I move that we outlaw that!”
“I hate my neighbor, Bob! I move that we outlaw my neighbor Bob!”
“I hate clouds! I move that we outlaw clouds!”
“Australia! We must outlaw Australia!”
“Yes! And leaf mold! All leaf mold must be forbidden!”
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I fully expect Dayton et al to try and do something stupid.
If they do, I intend to make them bleed for it.
How about figuring out how to plow the streets?
they have no jurisdiction here: Minnesota Statutes § 471.633 expressly preempts all local governments from enacting legislation regulating firearms, ammunition, or their respective components.