DFL Rep. Dave PInto abused a House rule to get Linda Slocum’s “Give Up Your Guns” Act to a publc hearing.
The hearing is tomorrow morning at the State Office Building, kitty-corner southwest of the Capitol.
The Dreamsicles are going to try to pack the chamber – and given the money they spend on profesisonal organization, they’ll make a good run at it.
The good guys have to beat the Orcs. While the bill likely isn’t going anywhere (not this session, anyway), it is out there to froth up the Metro DFL base for an election where they’ve got some challenges. The optics of having a GOP-controlled Public Safety Commttee faciong a roomful of ELCA-haired duffers and hissing hipsters and Edina yentas in orange would be propaganda gold come election time.
So it’s time for Real Americans to come out.
Thursday at 10:15 AM – 12:45 PM
100 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, St Paul, MN 55155-1200, United States
Come down as early as you can – 8AM isn’t out of line, earlier is better. Of course it’s short notice; I’m 50-50 at best, myself, and that’s if things go well today.
But every warm body we can get into a seat in that chamber – hopefully wearing one of the classic GOCRA or new Gun Owners Caucus t-shirts – will be a win over Michael Bloomberg’s propaganda machine.
This won’t be the last time we’ll have to try to turn out the troops – but it’s an important one.
Please give it your best shot.