Rep. Erin Maye-Quade sent this bit out to her constituents earlier this week:
Looks familiar, doesn’t it?
Neither of the bills would “eliminate” the permit to carry. That’s not the point, of course, so we’ll let that slide for now.
Neither bill will eliminate background checks for purchasing firearms. Having a card saying you’ve got a clean background is more or less irrelevant; if a cop has time to see a card, they’ve got time to run your driver’s license or car’s license plates and make sure you’ve got a clean record themselves. The carry permit does nothing but price the right to self-defense out of reach of working-class people.
And the last paragraph is gibberish. Guns sold online have to go through a licensed firearm dealer, lest they break a slew of federal and state laws on both ends. Every firearm sold at a gun show in Minnesota gets a background check already. And the only thing separating a legal and illegal personal transaction is the participant’s honesty and willingness to tell the government what they’re up to. Criminals don’t, and never will. It’s not that complicated.
For most of us.
Rep. Maye Quade is either:
- Grossly ininformed
- Taking part in a disinformation campaign.
Given that Maye Quade’s wife is a field worker for the Bloombergs, I suspect the answer is “both”.