When the subject is the Second Amendment, the DFL has a long standing pattern of moving committee meetings around, largely to keep non-DFL constituencies from being able to drive in from Greater Minnesota.
And they’re doing it again.
The Public Safety Committee hearing originally scheduled for this morning at 10AM has been pushed to 7 tonight. Downside; people who made special arrangements to be there this morning – which most of us Second Amendment people have to do to get to these things – are screwed. They’ll be doing whatever it takes to try to find some bilious rationalization to pass the stupid Paymar bill – supported only by Metrocrat extremists – and ignore the Hilstrom bill, supported by Real Americans on both sides of the aisle.
Good news? I’ll be there. And so should you. Here are the details: the Real Americans are meeting starting at 5:00 p.m. outside the Room 10 at the State Office Building, just west-southwest of the Capitol. If you can, wear a maroon shirt, or better yet, a GOCRA t-shirt if you have (or can score) one.
And call the committee members. This info is via GOCRA; they are…:
Representative John Ward (DFL)
Thank Rep. Ward for his past support of your gun rights and encourage him to resist pressure from metro gun banners.
Representative Shannon Savick (DFL)
Rep. Savick is a rural DFLer who needs to be reminded that her constituents will not tolerate new gun control.
Representative Steve Simon (DFL)
Rep. Simon is a smart, principled lawyer. Remind him that the Supreme Court has affirmed the right to keep and bear arms as an individual right, and that stripping due process doesn’t make us more free or more safe.
Representative Brian Johnson (R)
Rep. Johnson is new at the legislature this year, and will be under a lot of pressure to cave to gun control. Tell him to stand firm for our rights.
Then, call and email your OWN senator and representative and give them the same message.
Good House bill: HF1325 (Hilstrom)
Bad Senate bill: HF237 (Paymar)
Good Senate bill: SF1369 (Ortman)
Bad Senate bill: SF458 (Latz)