The good guys have apparently gotten into Heather Martens’ head.
GOCRA and MNGOPAC figured prominently in Martens’ “Give to the Max” day fundraising plea:
By giving today, you make it possible for the voice of reason to be heard at the Capitol despite the intimidation.
The stories we could tell.
And will, someday.
But let’s move on to the fun part:
We need your support, because this other group says whatever it wants. I quote [from, I believe, a MNGOPAC fundraising email]:
“Let’s remember what Protect Minnesota advocates for: bans on common hunting rifles and shotguns, licensing of gun owners, mandatory inspections by your county sheriff for ‘safe storage,’ court orders to seize your firearms without a hearing, and on and on!”
It seems that Protect Minnesota is scary to those who think assault weapons are “common hunting rifles and shotguns” and will believe whatever accusations this group invents.
Now, let’s recap: Heather Martens has never, not once in her career, said a single, original, substantive true thing about gun owners, gun crime, or the Second Amendment.
And she doesn’t start with this email. “Assault Weapons” like the AR15, the Mini-14, and SKS are exceptionally common hunting weapons. The de facto licensing and mandatory inspections were parts of the bills that Protect MN supported – indeed, that Martens, a paid lobbyist, read into the record in lieu of Rep. Hausman, in a clubby little violation of House rules. The seizure without hearings was part of the various Domestic Abuse proposals pushed at the state and federal (by Sen. Klobuchar) level, and supported with robotic monotony by Martens and “Protect” MN.
She does swerve toward truth, briefly – but that, inevitably, undercuts her case without her knowing it, bless her simple little heart:
They are a small minority [Which routinely turns out 30 times as much public support as “Protect” MN – Ed] that makes “controversy” to stop any kind of public policy to reduce gun violence — even when the vast majority of Americans support such policies. But something scares me in their email: That they raised $51,000 last year.
Which is, likely, 50 times as much as “Protect” MN raised from the general public last year (they get $300K from the Joyce Foundation and other big institutional donors – read “Liberals with deep pockets”).
The people – real people, Real Minnesotans, Real Americans – support the Second Amendment.
And I’m not sure why that “scares” Heather Martens. It’s the only thing keeping her employed.