Skip to comments.Largest Gun Control Push in Minnesota History Started Today
Posted on 02/06/2013 10:18:40 AM PST by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
Today, the House Public Safety, Finance and Policy Committee began three days of hearings on multiple dangerous anti-gun bills. They have already heard testimony on House Files 237 and 240, and will hear House Files 238, 239 and others this evening. Please review the summaries below of the most egregious of these serious threats to our Second Amendment rights in Minnesota. Government officials would do better to focus on issues that would rationally address existing crime problems and empower the law-abiding public to protect themselves and loved ones than to target an entire class of people because it is politically popular at the moment.
Please contact all members of the House Public Safety Committee TODAY and urge them to oppose the following bills and any other gun control legislation. Thanks to the hundreds of Second Amendment supporters who showed up today in St. Paul to testify and show your support for our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Your voice makes a difference!
Here is the link to contact all of the committee members:
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NO! NO! NO! A THOUSAND TIMES NO!
NO NEW GUN LEGISLATION! NONE!
WE ARE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS.
LEAVE US ALONE!
I support the Second Amendment. Keep your hands off my constitutionally guaranteed right to protect myself and my family against tyrants like YOU.
"the right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED."
That means YOU! STOP!
NO NEW GUN LEGISLATION! NONE!
Here is the response I got today from one of the good guys.
I am a life member of the NRA and sponsor or co-sponsor of every major gun rights bill in the last 10 years.
I don’t plan on giving an inch in the upcoming battle to take away our constitutional rights. I believe this is a huge smoke screen coming up where the anti-gun people will throw everything but the kitchen sink at us in the way of gun control bills and then try to give a fake compromise solution to then go after the alleged “gun show” loophole, which really takes away our right to sell or trade guns privately to friends or family members without background checks and registration
We need to fight against this and you can bet I will. Stay strong and come to the hearing on Feb 7th at 10 am in the State Office Building in St. Paul.
Thanks for your support,
Rep. Tony Cornish
Retired Law Enforcement Officer
If you own a semi-automatic firearm that can hold more than 7 rounds you will
1. Have to submit to another background check.
2. Register the firearm.
3. Safely and securely store the firearm.
4. Agree to allow the police to inspect the storage of the firearm.
5. Annually renew the registration, subject to the completion of a new background check.
6. Surrender any assault weapon you inherit or modify the weapon to render it inoperable.
HF 241 Assault weapons; crime established for manufacturing, transferring, or possessing assault weapons; existing assault weapon disposal or registration provided for; terms defined; data classified; language clarified; and penalties provided.
To view bills 238-244
Who Represents me?
MN Governor Marx Dayton
This bill would have the opposite effect from the one intended. People would be reluctant to report their firearms lost or stolen, when they may have just been misplaced, because they dont want to risk being charged with filing a false report. This means legitimately stolen guns could go unreported for a longer period of time, as law-abiding gun owners dont want to lose their rights. BLAMES YOU FOR CRIMINALS ACTIONS: This bill also increases the liability on law abiding citizens and businesses who sell their firearms. Under current law, it is a crime to sell a firearm to someone you know is ineligible. This bill seeks to lower the threshold to has reason to believe the buyer is ineligible or intends to commit a crime. This is an incredibly subjective standard which can and will be used to blame people who made a sale in good faith. We cannot change the law to place the blame on victims of crime and innocent citizens.
This bill subsequently attacks your privacy, establishes de-facto gun registration, as well as weakens the MN permit to carry.
When applying for your permit to purchase, police officers can extend the processing time for up to 30 days (instead of the current 7 days) under the guise of verifying your identity.
Currently, your permit to carry acts as a 5 year permit to purchase for the transfer of firearms. If this bill becomes law, you will need to get a permit to purchase every 12 months, on top of your permit to carry. This is an unnecessary redundancy, as MN sheriffs must check the validity of your carry permit annually.
This bill intends to allow the government to know who, what, where, and when you transfer a firearm to another party by requiring you to process all transfers through a FFL federal dealer. The government will keep track of all sales, transfers, loans, and gifts outside of immediate family. Not only does this bill mandate that you involve a 3rd party in your private transaction, the government will have a say in the fees that are charged in a private transaction.
Planning on loaning your buddy your gun for deer opener? Youll need to go to an FFL for loans over 24 hours.
That is terrible. What the hell is wrong with these evil people. Seriously- how do they sleep at night?
Stand strong in the face of this war on the American people! I will fight and die if necessary to defend the Constitutionally protected rights of every American,even if I am article 15 or court marshaled by the military for saying so!!!!!!
Eight Deuce on the loose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is where nullification comes into play. How many people do you think will actually submit to this egregious over-reach?
That’s essentially told my conressman. If he votes on ANY new gun legislation whatsoever that adds any kind of additional restriction to owning a gun, I will vote against his sorry ass - he can count on it.
Technically, nullification occurs by the states against the federal government. When the state passes the law, nullification isn’t going to occur.
If history is an indicator, approximately 1/3 will support King Obama and surrender their firearms to the federal government. Another 1/3 will hide their firearms from the federal government, really not interested in a confrontation with the jackbooted fascist, and another 1/3 will actively participate in action defending their firearm rights.
This was exactly the case during the American revolutionary war, 1/3 supported King George, another 1/3 did not care one way or the other, and 1/3 of Americans actively fought the war for freedom.
Eight Deuce on the loose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The NRA is useless and suffers from Beltway disease, which explains the Harry Reid support in 2010.
The NRA has blaha blhaha the same same since Clinton was in office
Time to fight on our terms and end this WAR on our rights. Time to make the firearms industry and NRA work for US!
Gun Control; Time to Fight
As consumers and 2nd Amendment advocates, we have to engage an economic boycott of all ammunition and firearms covering the entire State of NY; Citizens & Government while pulling an Alinsky Andrew Cuomo when executing the boycott. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules for Radicals)
The embargo ends when the current NY Government agrees all NY State Citizens have a 2nd Amendment Right to own any quantity and all types firearms, those made 400 years ago and those to be made in the future!
The firearms industry from top to bottom completely terminate sales of a firearms and ammunition to all of NY State, citizens to Government to include the Federal Government offices in NY State till the State of NY recognizes the US Constitution and its own State Constitution starting on 12 February 2013.
To the Citizens aka Serfs in NY State
You will suffer till you elect representatives that respect the Constitutions. You made your bed, now go lie down in it! If you are a gun owner in NY you are a Serf, and it sucks to be you. If you are a believer
in Gun Control, great! Now your Government will have no guns too! NY Government can continue to prosecute the criminals without guns or ammunition.
To all Government in NY State
You want gun control for your Citizens and Taxpayers? Well the rest of us out here think that concept is flawed. The rest of the Country think you, the Government should be just as restricted or more so restricted than the law abiding taxpayer .how do you like not having Assault Rifles, High Capacity Magazines or no Ammunition now? If it sucks for you Mr & Mrs. Government Employee in NY State well it sucks to a NY State Citizen under the current laws too!
Respect your citizens/ taxpayer and Constitutions.
To Industry: Time to break the bullys face
Andrew Cuomo and Elizabeth Warren will be running on the 2016 Democrat Presidential ticket. With record sales in other markets, there will be zero impact if all NY sales terminated tomorrow. If the NY State Government along with the SAFE act are not reigned in, this cancer will only spread. Time to fight the bully and make the bully understand in no uncertain terms, the 2nd Amendment is very important, has nothing to do with hunting and everything to do with citizens/sovereigns reigning in and eliminating out of control Government, foreign or Domestic.
To the Citizens of the other 56 States
Call every manufacturer of ammunition and firearms and tell them to stand up to Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Government by completely boycotting all sales to NY State till the SAFE Act, Assault weapons ban and any other restrictions to firearms ownership are removed. Respect the 2nd Amendment or pay the consequences. Boycott NY State or we as consumers will boycott your company!
Federal Ammunition, Winchester/OLIN, FN USA, FN Herstal, Remington, Freedom Firearms Group, Colt, S&W, Glock, Lewis Machine Tool, Heckler & Koch, Sig-Sauer etc.
Call the NRA and every other gun rights organization to support the industry boycott of NY State and make sure that Andrew Cuomo owns it!
Contact them all and tell them you support a NY State Firearms and Ammunition Boycott!
Mr. Cuomo owns this. Every Answer, every utterance about this initiative is his. This will end his chances for President in 2016.
When NY State Government Officials complain: ANSWER Call Andy
. When NYC Police Commissioner
Ray Kelly and NYC Mayor Bloomberg whines ANSWER: Call ANDY! When the UN security teams in
NYC complain .. answer Andrew Cuomo ..When hunters in NY complain: ANSWER: Andrew Cuomo .. when non gun owners fear the cops will not be armed: ANSWER Andrew Cuomo. When any NY State Citizen comments, complains, or utters any thought about their safety: ANSWER Andrew Cuomo.
If it drags on and a NY Citizen or Police Officer is killed due to no training ammunition the answer is: Andrew Cuomo
When the news media runs a story explaining the criminals gangs think this boycott is great cuz the Po
Po aint gots noz bullets . The answer is Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo is your fear, Andrew Cuomo is your pain, and Andrew Cuomo is your lack of security ..your lack of ammunition and firearms.. Governor Cuomo can heal that pain .
When Mr. Cuomo buckles: the left will hate him. The Left will punish him
NO negotiations, NO middle of the road,
Nothing but recognition of the Individual Taxpayers Rights to Firearms Ownership
When NY State Government recognizes the Rights of the Citizens, then and only then will sales resume
MAKE EVERY Gun Grabbing Democrat or Republican politician fear being Coumod by Taxpayers that believe in the Second Amendment.
The Common Sense Solution is already in place: Current NY State Constitution ARTICLE XII*
Section 1. The defense and protection of the state and of the United
States is an obligation of all persons within the state. The legislature
shall provide for the discharge of this obligation and for the maintenance and regulation of an organized.
For clarity and intent here is the original language from 1777
XL. And whereas it is of the utmost importance to the safety of every State that it should always be in a condition of defence; and it is the duty of every man who enjoys the protection of society to be prepared and willing to defend it; this convention therefore, in the name and by the authority of the good people of this State, doth ordain, determine, and declare that the militia of this State, at all times hereafter, as well in peace as in war, shall be armed and disciplined, and in readiness for service.
(just a small observation: As read, the citizens of NY State should be fully armed the duty of every man , not the NY State Government or any Employee that takes a pay check from TAX REVENUE. Right now, it is completely backwards! NY State should be more like Switzerland of 2012 and less like Nazi Germany of 1938.)
US Constitution 2nd Amendment, which by the way is now in been affirmed as incorporated and defined to protect the individuals right to own firearms, via the Heller decision
If a citizen and Militia member in NY cannot own it, can neither a NY State Government Agency nor
Employee. That is common sense and that is the current Constitution!
Make Mr. Cuomo recognize that fact. See the rules below and start making Andy Cuomos political life painful or we will be dealing with him and his venal ilk in 2016!
RULE 1: Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have. Power is derived from 2 main sources money and people. Have-Nots must build power from flesh and blood.
How: NY State Boycott of all arms and ammunition, starting with NY State Government, local
Government and all NY State Citizens/Taxpayers/Serfs
RULE 2: Never go outside the expertise of your people. It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.
We all know firearms and the Second Amendment. Time to say NO to the Bullies in NY State!
RULE 3: Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
NY State Government will be clueless on how to handle a boycott by Industry initiated by Taxpayers from the other 56 States.
RULE 4: Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.
No Rights to own Firearms for Citizens = No Rights, exemptions, or any other weasel language to possess
Firearms or ammunition for Government Employees anywhere in NY
If a NY State Citizen cannot buy the firearms/magazines/ammunition
. Nor can a Government Entity or
Government Employee in NY State
RULE 5: Ridicule is mans most potent weapon. There is no defense. It is irrational. It is infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
Call Andrew Cuomo, he owns: your lack of Rights, your lack of security, or lack of ammunition or lack of firearms
RULE 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. Theyll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more.
Theyre doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.
For those of us outside of NY State: More product available and we end this gun control issue for a while
For those in NY State: Think of this as Chemo-therapy for gun control cancer; the process is not very enjoyable, but the results of killing off the gun control cancer are worth it.
Enjoy watching the NY State bureaucrats squirm and fuss
Enjoy watching the anti- gun types freak when the Government is not armed either! Que Mike Bloomberg, NY Police Union types and the UN idiots guns for our security now! While leaving the taxpayers un-armed
ENJOY ANDREW COUMO GET POUNDED ON ALL SIDES and watch his 2016 chances go away!
RULE 7: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Dont become old news.
Start this MONTH, it wont last long!
Abe Lincoln took on slavery, so let us free taxpayers that enjoy firearms and the 2nd Amendment from being treated like Dred Scott honor Mr. Lincoln and start the BOYCOTT on 12 February 2013!
Call or e-mail every manufacturer of firearms and ammunition and demand they BOYCOTT all sales to NY STATE! Call and/or e-mail the NRA, NSSF, and SAMMI and demand they support a BOYCOTT of all firearms and ammunition to NY State to begin on February 12, 2013 starting with the NY State Government due to ANDREW Cuomo!
RULE 8: Keep the pressure on. Never let up. Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.
The Boycott Ends when LAWS are repealed, not amended, not replaced
REPEALED and Law Abiding
Citizens & Taxpayers RIGHTS are recognized
RULE 9: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself. Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.
NOT A THREAT. DEMAND a total BOYCOTT and make sure Andrew Cuomo owns it!
RULE 10: “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” It is the unceasing pressure that will result in the reaction of the opposition that is essential for the success of the campaign.
The enraged Parties such as the NY State Police, Local Police, Government Employee Unions and finally
Citizens/Serf will be plenty of pressure on Mr. Cuomo.
RULE 11: If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive. Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.
Common Sense will prevail
RULE 12: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Never let the enemy score points because youre caught without a solution to the problem.
No Compromise: The answers & solutions are already in place, the NY State Constitution and the US Constitution
RULE 13: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.
All members of this push for gun control are hard core communists wanting to destroy your freedom. This is the crux of the move to destroy our Constitution and turn America into a dictatorship controlled by the insane.
They’re inner-city democrats. It’s what they do.
Specifically Paymar AKA “pay more” and Hausman.
After all, what would this world come to if citizens were able to defend themselves and their property?
Pay attention to the "laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding" and "shall not be infringed" parts.
There are a few forms of nullification... the kind you speak of that is specifically related to state sovereignty and then there is they type where the people refuse to obey stupid, illogical and obviously unconstitutional law. Call it civil disobedience if you like, but in the end it has the same effect (just like in Canada).
The people, through ignoring and not bowing to idiotic laws nullify the law through the states’ inability to pursue all of the newly minted “offenders”.