Open Letter To Rep. Carlos Mariani

Rep. Mariani (,

I am a Saint Paul resident.  I am writing to protest the hijacking of the hearing process to serve as a DFL propaganda event.  

Putting the hearings on the Red Flag Gun Confiscation and Universal Registration bills at Valley View Middle School next week is exploitive, emotionally manipulative, and worst of all creates a potential felony trap for law-abiding citizens wishing to attend the hearings.   

It’s also un-transparent – there is far less space for spectators, and the hearings can’t be broadcast on the House video stream.  

This move is manipulative and deeply undemocratic, and I really hope you will reconsider.  

Mitch Berg
Saint Paul

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