Skip to comments.Minn. Capitol gun carrying policy to get review
Posted on 08/14/2013 5:16:18 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
ST. PAUL, Minn.A task force studying security at Minnesota's Capitol is starting a review of regulations for having firearms in the building. The Advisory Committee on Capitol Security has two hearings planned on the topic, the first coming Wednesday. Next week, the panel expects to take public testimony.
People with proper permits and notice can have a gun with them in the Capitol and nearby buildings. Hundreds of people have declared their intention to do so since Minnesota last updated its handgun permit law. During last session's hearings on eventually unsuccessful gun legislation, some people showed up with their firearms holstered to their hips.
The panel undertaking the review is led by Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon and has law enforcement representatives on it.
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Advisory Committee on Capitol Security Room: 107 State Capitol Chair: Lt. Governor Prettner Solon
Agenda: 1. Approval of June 26, 2013 Meeting Minutes, Acceptance of Agenda 2. Committee Focus in 2013 3. Capitol Security Budget Presentation and Discussion - Mark Dunaski and Bob Meyerson 4. Part 1 of 2: Firearms on the Capitol Complex, Overview of current law and policy regarding weapons on the Capitol Complex - Melissa Eberhart 5. Public Comment
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.; please arrive by 9:00 for best seating! Advisory Committee on Capitol Security Room: 112 State Capitol Chair: Lt. Governor Prettner Solon Agenda: 1. Approval of August 14, 2013 Meeting Minutes, Acceptance of Agenda 2. Part 2 of 2: Firearms on the Capitol Complex, Discussion on Policy Direction, Draft Language 3. Public Comment
Paymar’s fingers are all over this one. I’m shocked.
When it comes down to the public safety vs the politicians’ safety, the pols will always vote for themselves.
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