Minnesota Concealed Carry Reform Now has released its 2006 Voter Guide.
The guide - as noted in an offline email by the person who sent it - is a good guide, in general, but it's got problems. It would seem that everyone who didn't return MN-CCRN's questionnaire got an "F" with an asterisk (Derek Brigham - say it ain't so!).
For once, the major-party Governor tickets are generally acceptable: Pawlenty and Molnau are both "A"-rated candidates, while Mike Hatch rates a generous but not-excessive "B" for his legal support of the Minnesota Personal Protection Act after its legal detour in 2004-05. The emailer notes, though, that Judi Dutcher (if anything, an emptier skirt than Amy Klobuchar) is a founding member of the "Repeal Conceal Steering Committee" -- and a more virulent, hysterical opponent of carry reform and self-defense rights would be hard to find." Not that there was any danger of my supporting Hatch at all (on non-Second-Amendment grounds), but if you're a common-sense Democrat, you need to keep this in mind.
Read the whole guide; if you're a Minnesota Second Amendment activist, the battle's not over. A Democrat takeover could endanger the Minnesota Personal Protection Act.
Yet another reason not to stay home on Tuesday.Posted by Mitch at November 2, 2006 05:31 AM | TrackBack