Skip to comments.Minnesota House Democrat drops universal background checks from gun bill
Posted on 03/20/2013 5:11:17 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
Paymar has enough votes to get the diminished gun control bill out of his committee. One of two Democrats who were opposed to his original bill -- Rep. Debra Hilstrom of Brooklyn Center -- said she will support the new proposal. Also stripped from Paymar's bill is a provision that would have restored some discretion to law enforcement in approving gun purchase permits.
The NRA and gun rights advocates vowed to fight the newest version as well, saying it still doesn't accomplish the end goal of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals. They also argued Paymar's delaying tactics throughout the day were to give DFL leadership more time to "bully" members of their own party to vote for it.
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Perhaps they dropped b/c they see the Feds passing theirs on the horizon. MN govt look like the good guys while DC takes the blame.
These Minnesota democrats are way beyond looking like “good
guys” to anyone besides their own moonbat constituents.
Granted, it's far from dead, but the leftards are starting to see the political risks of overreach on this.
Statists care as much about your 2nd Amendment rights as they do your 1st and 4th:
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“If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.”
“If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more”safe” according to the government ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.”
It is a nationwide plan to do this, and then amend it into law after it passes.