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Call out hypocrisy: Minneapolis City Council

posted Feb 21, 2013, 9:05 AM by Ronnie V
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.

FACTS:

--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,

http://www.mcbw.org/sites/www.mcbw.org/files/2012%20FEMICIDEREPORT%20%20FINAL.pdf

(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.

http://southwestminneapolis.patch.com/articles/sheriff-violent-crime-down-37-percent-in-hennepin-county

(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.

http://www.minnpost.com/christian-science-monitor/2013/02/why-gun-ownership-among-us-women-climbing

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/11/us/rising-voice-of-gun-ownership-is-female.html?


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:

robert.lilligren@minneapolismn.gov, elizabeth.glidden@minneapolismn.gov, kevin.reich@minneapolismn.gov, cam.gordon@minneapolismn.gov, diane.hofstede@minneapolismn.gov, barbara.johnson@minneapolismn.gov, don.samuels@minneapolismn.gov, lisa.goodman@minneapolismn.gov, gary.schiff@minneapolismn.gov, meg.tuthill@minneapolismn.gov, John.Quincy@minneapolismn.gov, Sandy.Colvin.Roy@minneapolismn.gov,
betsy.hodges@minneapolismn.gov,

   

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