I spoke too soon yesterday in writing about the DFL Metrocrats’ hearings regarding guns. They – Hausman, Paymar, Sheldon Johnson and Simonson, to be exact - introduced a bill today aimed at “High Capacity Magazines”.
Their definition of “high-capacity”: seven rounds.
Sec. 3. PERSONS POSSESSING LARGE-CAPACITY MAGAZINES ON EFFECTIVE DATE OF ACT; REQUIRED ACTIONS.
2.29Any person who, on August 1, 2013, is in possession of a large-capacity magazine has 120 days to do either of the following without being subject to prosecution under
Minnesota Statutes, section 624.7133:
2.32(1) remove the large-capacity magazine from the state; or
(2) surrender the large-capacity magazine to a law enforcement agency for destruction.
OK, gun owners - all of you, hunters and skeeters and defensive shooters alike; if you’ve never come out and gotten active in politics before, now is the time. This piece of Stalin-era twaddle isn’t going away on its own, or because the orcs who introduced it will be overcome with long-hidden feelings of libertarian conscience.
It’ll be because law-abiding Real Americans like you and me take it down and kick it to death.
It’s going to the “Public Safety Committee”, which we talked about yesterday. Call them, especially Ward, Savick and Rosenthal (UPDATE: And Simonson).
We need to crush the switchboards.
BONUS QUESTION FOR CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARS: Isn’t “give us your legally-purchased and not-by-any-means-inexpensive property or risk going to jail” the very definition of an “Illegal Taking?”
Because 13 round magazines for a SIG P250 were $45 a pop even before the current hysteria set in. Or so I’m told.