|Action Item: Call out race-baiting and ridiculousness
Keith Ellison’s sidekick V.J. Smith (Mad Dads) made some ridiculous and race-baiting statements to the media following Ellison’s Thursday town hall meeting on gun violence.
V.J. Smith: “Where are those guns coming from? We don’t have any African Americans that I know who manufacture guns, and we don’t have any African Americans that I know that sell ammunition.”
(What the hell does that even mean?)
V.J. Smith: “We can’t keep trying to arrest away this problem.”
(Interpretation: Let’s not hold the criminals accountable, let’s go after the rights of the easy targets… law abiding citizens).
V.J. Smith: "It's critical right now that we do something, not only based on what the president's doing, but also based upon it's getting warm and when it gets warm, we see things happen."
(How will anything proposed stop what’s happens when it gets warm?)
Also reported in the story: V.J. Smith stands in favor of strict gun registration (universal background checks) and “assault weapons” bans.
(Will the people responsible for the murders and gun crimes in his neighborhood be lining up for their background checks? Will they be registering or giving up their “assault weapons”?)
Contact V.J. Smith and Keith Ellison and tell them to stop the use of race-baiting and targeting law abiding citizens. Tell them to focus on the real problem and hold criminals accountable.
Contact V.J. Smith
Phone: (612) 822-0802
|Sen. Ron Latz, Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 14 at 6 p.m. in Room 15 Capitol. Please plan to attend. We need all gun rights supporters in attendance. Public testimony will be very limited, but we need a show of numbers.
Text of the bill is being amended as "delete all" and is not yet available. Watch here and our Facebook page for updates as soon as the text is available.
Contact your own representatives and the Senate Judiciary Committee members, below, and ask them to oppose SF 458 (and House bill HF 237), and ask them to support Rep. Debra Hilstrom's crime prevention bill HF 1325, which goes after criminals instead of law abiding gun owners.
Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee
Ron Latz (46, DFL) Chair
303 Capitol St. Paul, MN 55155-1606
Barb Goodwin (41, DFL)Vice Chair:
124 Capitol St. Paul, MN 55155-1606
Warren Limmer (34, R)Ranking Minority Member
153 State Office Building St. Paul, MN 55155-1206
Richard Cohen (64, DFL)
121 Capitol St. Paul, MN 55155-1606
Kari Dziedzic (60, DFL)
320 Capitol St. Paul, MN 55155-1606
Dan D. Hall (56, R)
103 State Office Building St. Paul, MN 55155-1206
Julianne E. Ortman (47, R)
119 State Office Building St. Paul, MN 55155-1206
Kathy Sheran (19, DFL)
120 Capitol St. Paul, MN 55155-1606
651-296-6153 E-mail: email@example.com
Rep. Debra Hilstrom (40B DFL) announced her bi-partisan supported anti-crime bill on Wednesday, HF 1323. The bill is supported and co-authored by over 70 bi-partisan legislators. Rep. Michael Paymar (64B DFL), chair of the House Public Safety Committee, has stated that he will refuse to grant a hearing for the bill. Paymar is the chief author of the unsupported and extremist gun control omnibus bill HF 237, that targets and punishes law abiding citizens.
We need to stay and keep Rep. Michael Paymar's phone ringing until he grants a hearing on HF 1323. Call Paymar's office at 651-296-4199, Demand that he grant Rep. Debra Hilstrom a hearing on HF 1323, and that he withdraw his unsupported and extremist gun control omnibus bill HF 237.
HF 1323 is a bi-partisan sponsored and NRA-approved bill that addresses fixes for our current NICS system to require timely and accurate reporting of criminal convictions, mental health and chemical abuse commitment data, provides for increased penalties for certain gun crimes and creates a lifetime prohibition on firearm ownership for perpetrators of certain violent domestic felonies.
Hilstrom bi-partisan press conference Wed., March 6, 2013:
Additionally, there was virtually no visible support from local police chiefs at the Hilstrom bi-partisan press conference on HF 1323. Following the press conference, Rep. Tony Cornish (23B R) made the following request to please contact your police chiefs and ask them why they weren't in attendance to show support for the bi-partisan supported bill that proposes meaningful action to reduce violence with guns:
"Can my friends do me a favor? Please call your local Chief of Police and ask to leave a message with his/her personal assistant or his/her answering machine? Please leave a message that asks why he/she was not there today in support of [HF 1323]? The Sheriffs were there, but a news media person asked why the Chiefs weren't there, as there is nothing objectionable to law enforcement [in the bill]. It only helps them go after the bad guys. Please Re Post and Thanks Very Much. The Conf went very well. Mankato Chief of Police is one of the supporters, however."
|Action Item: Call out hypocrisy, Minneapolis City Council
While the Minneapolis City Council continues to lobby their extremist gun control agenda to Minnesota and federal legislators, their own Dept. of Intergovernmental Relations is recommending that the city council support the federal “Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act” in their federal legislative agenda.
--On Feb. 12, 2013, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (MN-BCA) released a report that in 2012 domestic homicides dropped to the lowest number in more than two decades,
(Not reported in local “mainstream” media by the way. Media bias and hypocrisy.)
--On Feb. 15, 2013, The Hennepin County Sheriff released a report that violent crime has decreased countywide by 37% from 2006 to 2012.
(Not reported in local “mainstream” media by the way. Media bias and hypocrisy.)
****The correlation between the decrease in domestic homicide and violent crimes amid an increase in lawful firearms ownership and women obtaining firearms and permits to carry cannot be denied.
Ask the Minneapolis City Council:
If they are truly concerned about violence against women, why, in the face of this obvious evidence that lawful firearms ownership can be correlated to a dramatic decrease in domestic homicide and violent crime, they continue to push their extremist gun control agenda which would effectively put women in grave danger and would likely reverse these positive statistics.
Email the Minneapolis City Council:
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|We posted a letter received from the president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis which was highly critical of Minneapolis mayor RT Rybak's recent bully tactics and threats made to hard-working, law abiding firearms and ammunition manufacturers. We've also learned that the POFM is in opposition to the extremist gun control bills being proposed in the Minnesota legislature. Keep watching for more developments on this issue.
Please copy/paste the letter, below, to your representatives and to the House Public Safety Committee, and to the Senate Judiciary Committee (which has gun control hearing scheduled for Feb. 21 - 22). Email lists at right.
Item: Fight fire with fire. Please take action described below.
SHARE this widely and post on other firearms/2A related pages.
At least seven firearms manufacturers/suppliers have implemented new policies refusing to sell arms to state or government agencies and LEOs where extremist gun control legislation has been implemented. We need all of the manufacturers and suppliers to take the same stand with the objective of stopping the egregious legislation in its tracks.
MINNESOTANS FOR THE RIGHT TO KEEP & BEAR ARMS calls for American gun owners
to contact the following arms and ammunition manufacturers and STRONGLY
URGE them to band together and discontinue sales to government agencies in the
state of Minnesota and other states where extremist gun control legislation is
being proposed or enacted.
Please note: Be polite, respectful and appreciative in your requests! These are
good companies that we want to convince to take a stand against the proposed Minnesota and national
bans. KEEP YOUR MESSAGE SHORT AND TO THE POINT, long dissertations will likely
not be read. Please contact ALL of the companies below, including the last five
that have already established a policy against sales to New York government and LEO agencies.
SUGGESTED MESSAGE: If it can’t be sold to citizens, please don't sell to state and local governments that support or have enacted extremist gun control laws.
THE BIG GUNS:
SIG SAUER Inc.
Customer Service Dept.
18 Industrial Drive
Exeter, NH 03833-4557
Phone: (603) 772-2302 (press #3 for Customer Service)
Fax: (603) 772-1481
Smith & Wesson
2100 Roosevelt Avenue
Springfield, MA 01104
6000 Highlands Parkway
Smyrna, GA 30082
Online contact form: http://us.glock.com/customer-service/contact-us
Attn: Customer Relations
3312 12th St SE
St. Cloud, MN 56304
PO Box 5055
Brainerd, MN 56401
Magnum Research, Inc.
12602 33rd Avenue SW
Pillager, MN 56473
Law Enforcement group:
Law Enforcement Sales Specialist- Technical Lead
900 Ehlen Drive
Anoka, MN, 55303
Phone: (763) 323-3762 or 1-800-322-2342
Fax: (763) 323-2506
Online contact form: http://www.federalpremium.com/company/contact_us.aspx
Streicher's Police Equipment
10911 W. Highway 55
Minneapolis, MN 55441-0398
(763) 546-1155 Local Calls
(763) 546-6776 Local Fax
(800) 367-3763 Toll-Free Phone
(800) 566-6776 Toll-Free Fax
The following five companies have already taken a policy stand against sales to
the state of New York, please ask them to extend the policy to Minnesota and
850 CR 177
Leander, TX 78641
Online contact form: http://www.laruetactical.com/law-enforcement-and-military-sales
624 Old Pacific Hwy. Se, Olympia, WA
Extreme Firepower, Inc. LLC
113 Hawick Road
Inwood, WV 25428-5367
PO Box 337
Buxton, ME 04093
Action Item: Operation Extreme Pressure
If you haven't yet called Rep. Alice Hausman's office to demand that she withdraw her extremist gun control, registration and confiscation bill HF 241 and her standard capacity magazine ban bills HF 242 and HF 243, please do so now, 651.296.3824.
She "authored" the bills, but did not write them, does not understand the bills and did not attend the public hearings on the bills. A paid anti-gun lobbyist wrote and presented the bills at the public hearings. Rep. Hausman has committed a gross dereliction of duty as public servant.
Demand that Hausman withdraw the bills, call 651.296.3824.
HF 241 gun ban, registration and confiscation
HF 242 standard capacity magazine ban (10 rounds)
HF 243 standard capacity magazine ban (7 rounds)
See our Facebook post with an informational graphic: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=392146504215065&set=a.195040720592312.42035.172653092831075&type=1
|Action Item: Town Hall meeting with Rena Moran (65A DFL, St. Paul) co-author of:
--HF 241 (gun ban, registration, confiscation;
--HF 242 standard capacity magazine ban;
--HF 237 Assault on due process and privacy (who may not own a pistol)).
We must pack this Town Hall event with 2A supporters.
SATURDAY, March 2, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Saint Paul College Student Lounge (room 4310)
235 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102
State Rep. Rena Moran is excited to host her first town hall meeting of the 2013-2014 legislative session. She will be joined by State Senator Sandy Pappas and State Rep. Carlos Mariani to take questions and gather feedback.