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  • MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo - St. Paul, Oct. 18   Amid increasingly-polarized debates over gun control, Minnesota is one of a growing number of states across the US with record increases in permit-to-carry applications. Along with that ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2014, 10:58 AM by Ronnie V
  • Hmong Firearms & Twin Cities Gun Owners team up for social event Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum has teamed up with members of the Twin Cities Hmong Firearms group for a social meet up on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Destiny ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2014, 1:20 PM by Ronnie V
  • MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo 2014 - Press Release Jump to Oct. 11 Elk River List of Vendors. Speakers & Info Sessions CLICK HERE Jump to Oct. 18 St. Paul List of Vendors, Speakers & Info Sessions CLICK HERE FOR IMMEDIATE ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2014, 11:01 AM by Ronnie V
  • MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expos 2014 - Two big events!   Less than 3 weeks away until the first of TWO "MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo 2014" events.  Join co-sponsors Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum and Alpha Apparel ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2014, 8:29 AM by Ronnie V
  • No Guns = No Money: Minnesota Take the No Guns = No Money ChallengeWe've launched a new Facebook page: No Guns = No Money: Minnesota This new page isn't really anything new to us, since ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2014, 1:30 PM by Ronnie V
  • Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum's 2nd annual family picnic, Sat. Aug., 9, 2014 THIS SATURDAY! - Sat. August 9, 2014. Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/720434528024083/ Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum's 2nd annual family picnic. All are welcomed. Please click ...
    Posted Aug 7, 2014, 2:32 PM by Ronnie V
  • Anti-bullying bill? Only if it includes ALL targets of bullying If you're going to put together an anti-bullying law, ALL victims and potential victims of bullying need to be included. Time after time, especially in this last year ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2014, 8:25 AM by Ronnie V
  • TCGOCF meet ups get national headlines for support of businesses that allow lawful carry We've decided to start more closely tracking the financial impact that our 2nd Saturday meet ups have on local businesses. We specifically only plan meet ups at local eateries ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2014, 1:35 PM by Ronnie V
  • City of Mpls Again Sets Sights to Infringe on Rights The City of Minneapolis Government again has its sights set on attacking your rights in 2014.I've been trying for weeks to obtain a copy of the proposed City ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2014, 11:50 AM by Ronnie V
  • Cities at odds with Minnesota's gun law It seems that the Star Tribune, in its always over-zealous attempt to be the obsequious lap dog to the state's gun grabbers, tried to start setting the scene ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2014, 2:03 PM by Ronnie V
  • Carry Permit Holder Fends Off Crowbar-Wielding Intruder (Mpls) In November a man working construction in a bank owned house in the Uptown area of Minneapolis was confronted by an intruder wielding a 3' crowbar.The construction worker, a ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2013, 1:45 PM by Ronnie V
  • Who thinks Dru Sjodin's murderer would've been stopped by pee or vomit? The brutal and completely preventable sex assault and murder of Dru Sjodin serves as a sobering reminder of why we must continue to empower women with "Gun Sense" and continue ...
    Posted Nov 24, 2013, 8:54 AM by Ronnie V
  • EXCLUSIVE: Data Practices Request reveals MPD administration lied in attempt to infringe 2nd Amendment rights The purpose of this post is twofold:1. (Most importantly) Expose lies told by the Minneapolis Police Dept. administration in an attempt to infringe on the 2nd Amendment rights of ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2013, 7:03 PM by Ronnie V
  • 'Legitimate media' ignores invitations to cover MN gun safety event You'd think with all of the attention local media gives to baby shooters and to groups holding fake "gun violence summits," that they'd clamor to report on a ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2013, 3:17 PM by Ronnie V
  • "And I Carry - The real face of permit-to-carry holders in MN" Think you know who permit holders are?We are faced daily with stories that heighten our awareness of the responsibility we have for our own personal safety and that of ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2013, 3:25 PM by Ronnie V
  • Huge Success! MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo 2013 What an amazing day and a great turn out at Minnesota Carry Day & Safety EducationExpo 2013! We estimate that several hundred people came through the event, every info presentation was ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2014, 1:20 PM by Ronnie V
  • Nov. 2: Minnesota Carry Day & Safety Education Expo 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEEVENT AIMS TO ARM PUBLIC WITH EDUCATION ABOUT MINNESOTA PERMIT-TO-CARRY HOLDERS, FIREARMS SAFETY, SELF DEFENSEMinnesota’s permit-to-carry numbers have increased in record ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2013, 12:58 PM by Ronnie V
  • Oct. 9: Visit us at 3rd Ward NeighborhoodFest   We've lined up some great local businesses and community representatives to join us at our info table this Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Third Ward NeighborhoodFest in Minneapolis. FREE ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2013, 9:58 AM by Ronnie V
  • Jury Nullification: Know the facts, protect fellow citizens Please inform yourself thoroughly on the topic of "Jury Nullification" (acquitting defendants charged under unjust laws).As more laws are passed that target law abiding citizens, or which are outright ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2013, 9:07 AM by Ronnie V
  • Accountability and looking to the future While we get jerked around once again by Paymar as he dithers around and delays setting a time for this evening’s hearing in the Public Safety Committee, it’s ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2013, 8:28 PM by Ronnie V
  • Hopkins PD visited our 2nd Saturday 2A Coffee & Chat meet up We had a great turn out of about 25 people for our most recent 2nd Saturday 2A Coffee & Chat meet up on March 9. We also had a little visit ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2013, 10:56 AM by Ronnie V
  • "2A Offense - Proactive Visibility": Success story Several days ago I suggested that we need to stop finding ourselves in “defense” mode when it comes to 2A rights. I suggested that the future of our 2A civil ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2013, 2:13 PM by Ronnie V
  • MN-RKBA embroidered patches now available Our Minnesotans for the Right to Keep & Bear Arms patches are now available.  Patches include a Velcro back and receiver attachment or you can sew on without the Velcro receiver ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2013, 7:37 AM by Ronnie V
  • Are you a business owner? Do you welcome "lawful carry"? Hundreds of lawful gun owners and 2A supporters flooded the halls of the capitol in February to make their voices heard during the hearings on the proposed gun control bills ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2013, 2:14 PM by Ronnie V
  • 2A rights: Defense vs. Offense We have a long road ahead of us, not only in defending the immediate attack on our rights during this MN legislative session and from the federal administration, but for ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2013, 3:11 PM by Ronnie V
  • 2013 MN "Gun control" bills: Hearings and info We've set up a special Facebook page to keep you informed about the "gun control" bills being proposed in the Minnesota House and Senate. We'll be posting info ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2013, 8:55 AM by Ronnie V
  • Small Ways to Help Action item: Small ways to helpWhat:We need people from every city, county, municipal district and each house and senate district in MN to track their representatives for announcements ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2013, 8:37 AM by Ronnie V
  • Gun Grabbers Beware: Be Careful What You Wish For
    Posted Feb 2, 2013, 12:39 PM by Ronnie V
  • Submit your pics: "Law Abiding Gun Owner" We're compiling an online slideshow which will show the real face of law abiding gun owners - you and me, which we'll post on Facebook and our website. We ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2013, 10:52 AM by Ronnie V
  • UPDATE: Victory! Cub Foods reverses "gun ban" policy Excellent news!Our voices have been heard.If you recall, I posted in December about Cub Foods’ “unposted” policy that banned guns in their corporate stores (I found out about ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2014, 11:48 AM by Ronnie V
  • "What can I do?" Be heard, be seen! It's time to get serious.  With the introduction of the Feinstein "assault weapons" ban 2013, and the Minneapolis City Council's lobbying efforts to have state laws changed which ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2013, 7:27 AM by Ronnie V
  • Minneapolis City Council to lobby for state "concealed carry" & other infringements The Minneapolis city council has revealed in its amended 2013 Legislative Agenda that it intends to lobby for an amendment to the state statute to required "concealed carry" of firearms ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2013, 6:37 AM by Ronnie V
  • Carry inside MN capitol buildings: Notify commissioner Will you be visiting the capitol to speak with your legislators or attend rally events? If you intend to legally carry your firearm inside any of the buildings within the ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2013, 6:50 PM by Ronnie V
  • MN Second Amendment rally video (Jan. 19)      
    Posted Jan 22, 2013, 8:51 AM by Ronnie V
  • "What Can I Do" "What can I do?" That's the question many of you have. Maybe you haven't been politically active and you don't know where to begin. Maybe you feel ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2013, 11:34 AM by Ronnie V
  • RT Rybak summary of regional "gun summit" We received the following email from Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak (this affects ALL of you, whether you live in Mpls or not). Please KEEP contacting your local city officials ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2013, 4:38 PM by Ronnie V
  • Second Amendment Rally Jan. 19 There will be a Second Amendment rally at the Minnesota state capitol on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at noon as part of Guns Across America.We've spoken to the ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2013, 4:02 PM by Ronnie V
  • What are "you" doing to secure our rights? We have 1265 followers on our main Facebook page (and several hundred more on our other pages). How many of you are actually taking action on ANY level, large or ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2013, 9:19 AM by Ronnie V
  • Whom or what do you blame next? If your neighbor’s mentally ill son broke into their garage and took the Corvette that his mother owned, the same car that she’d even used to teach him ...
    Posted Jan 1, 2013, 7:56 PM by Ronnie V
  • MN-RKBA calls for end to "gun free" zones December 14, 2012In the wake of yet another massacre, MNRKBA calls for an immediate end to gun-free killing zones. Politicians and gun control advocates who create killing zones ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2013, 9:10 PM by Ronnie V
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MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo - St. Paul, Oct. 18

posted Oct 16, 2014, 10:53 AM by Ronnie V   [ updated Oct 17, 2014, 10:58 AM ]

 
Amid increasingly-polarized debates over gun control, Minnesota is one of a growing number of states across the US with record increases in permit-to-carry applications. Along with that increase is a heightened public awareness related to gun safety and responsible gun ownership. All-volunteer, community-based Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum is working to share information and reminders to both new and seasoned gun owners and permit holders about their responsibilities.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. October 16, 2014 – Alpha Apparel & Promotions and Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum are teaming up to promote gun safety, responsible gun ownership and personal safety information at a free event hosted at St. Paul Harley Davidson, Oakdale, this Saturday, Oct. 18, open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Minnesota Carry Day & Safety Education Expo 2014 event will host a mix of vendors including firearms instructors and training-related services, as well as speakers and info sessions pertaining to responsible gun ownership, gun safety basics and permit-to-carry overview of responsibilities. The event will also include a range of self defense and personal safety information for adults and kids with vendors and presenters that including martial arts and self defense trainers and less-than-lethal personal safety products.

The Oct. 18 event at St. Paul Harley Davidson will feature speakers and information sessions including Minnesota Rep. Tony Cornish who is slated to share thoughts about being responsible gun owners and hunters. Representatives from Bill’s Gun Shop and Range – Hudson will talk about “Gun Safety Basics,” and firearms trainer Chris Nauman of Civil Response Firearms Training will give an overview of permit holder responsibilities. Legal expert James Fleming, Minnesota criminal defense attorney and founder of Mid-Minnesota Self-Defense, Inc., will present “Aftermath,” an overview of a course he offers on what to expect in the aftermath of a self defense deadly force encounter.

There will also be info sessions by martial arts trainer and 4th degree black belt Katie Anderson, USA Karate – Woodbury, who will offer tips on self defense and escape techniques for both kids and adults. There will be a demonstration featuring stun guns and other less-than-lethal self defense products by Stun & Run Self Defense LLC. Self defense trainer Jack Pettengill of Dynamic Defensive Arts will give an overview of practical self defense techniques that employ the use of leverage and how to use items like keys and cell phones as self defense tools. There will also be a number of other information sessions throughout the day.

The event is family-friendly, free to attend and open to the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free parking. Vendors and Info Sessions are subject to changes or additions. Info Sessions are free to attend but seating will be limited and will be filled on a first-come basis. Attendees can enter drawings for a chance to win door prizes and give-aways. Breakfast and lunch fare will be available for purchase from Uncle Franky’s mobile food truck on site all day. They’ll be serving their locally famous hotdogs, sandwiches, fries, mini-donuts and more. St. Paul Harley Davidson is located at 2899 Hudson Blvd, Oakdale, off I94 and Century Ave N.

Mission/Purpose of Event:

To help educate and inform the community about permit-to-carry holders and Minnesota’s right-to-carry law. To promote the safe and responsible ownership and use of firearms, and to provide education about firearm and personal safety practices and products for all.


Come learn about personal safety, self defense and responsible gun ownership at this FREE event Oct. 18, hosted at St. Paul Harley Davidson. The event will feature a unique mix of vendors, speakers, including nationally recognized names, and info sessions all day regarding personal safety, self defense for kids and adults, gun safety and much more. FREE and open to the public 9 - 3, family friendly, FREE info sessions (seating may be limited). There will be door prizes, give-aways, kids can enter a drawing for a free custard coupon from designated Culver's restaurants, Uncle Franky's mobile food truck will be on site all day. Free parking.








Be sure to attend this important refresher on Gun Safety Basics presented by Bill's Gun Shop and Range - Hudson. Scheduled for 10:30a, seating may be limited. Bill's will have a vendor table at the event also, so be sure to stop by and chat with them in depth about gun safety and safe handling practices.









Scheduled for 11:30 a.m.
Criminal defense attorney James Fleming will again be with us to present his "Aftermath" overview at the east metro "MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo" event at St. Paul Harley Davidson. What happens in the aftermath of a self defense use of deadly force? From the immediate aftermath of the crime scene and dealing with police to how to deal with family, media, neighbors, etc, as well as the emotional and financial impacts and repercussions.
You won't want to miss it. Scheduled for 11:30 a.m. (all times are subject to change). Free to attend but seating is limited. Arrive early.
NOTE: This is a brief overview of the 6 hour class on the topic by James Fleming at Mid-Minnesota Self-Defense, Inc.






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Scheduled for 2 p.m. Plan to attend the "Practical Defense Tactics" Info Session by Jack Pettengill of Dynamic Defensive Arts. 
Get tips on using leverage, redirection of force and even using pocket items in self defense. Great info for everyone whether you carry or not. If you carry, you may not always have time or the ability to get to your weapon for self defense. 
This session is scheduled for 2 p.m.* Limited seating available, please arrive early. Dynamic Defensive Arts will also have a vendor table, so be sure to stop by and talk to them in more detail.
"MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo"
About Jack Pettengill:
http://www.dynamicdefensivearts.com/jack-pettengill.htm
*Times subject to change









We're very lucky to have nationally recognized author John Caile presenting "Language of the Debate" at the 1 p.m. info session THIS SATURDAY at the east metro "MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo" at St. Paul Harley-Davidson.

The words you use in your conversations and discussions about liberty and gun rights are important. Come learn how choosing your words can help influence public perceptions and win the debate. Whether it's in conversations with family and friends or whether you speak in public forums, this is important info for anyone who wants to advance liberty!




Who Are Minnesota Permit-to-Carry Holders?





SubHead Source Articles

Feb. 28, 2014
Number of Minnesota handgun permits issued almost double in 2013

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_25247609/minnesota-handgun-permits-nearly-double-2013

July 10, 2014
Report: Number Of Concealed Carry Permits Surges As Violent Crime Rate Drops

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/07/10/report-number-of-concealed-carry-permits-surges-as-violent-crime-rate-drops/



June 1, 2014
With pension rule change, scores of Minnesota police officers will retire

http://www.startribune.com/local/east/261396001.html


Sept. 25, 2014
Concealed carry permits spike across the U.S., more women applying

http://kfor.com/2014/09/25/concealed-carry-permits-spike-across-the-u-s-more-women-applying/


Sept. 22, 2014
Bloomberg group launches midterm campaign for gun control (including Minnesota)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/22/mike-bloomberg-gun-control-group-launches-new-ads-makes-endorsements/16069445/


Sept. 25, 2014
How Bloomberg's Million-Dollar Desire For Gun Control Is Backfiring

http://www.forbes.com/sites/frankminiter/2014/09/25/how-bloombergs-million-dollar-desire-for-gun-control-is-backfiring/


July 4, 2013
Permits Soar to Allow More Concealed Guns

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323689204578573763575086702



June 15, 2014
Trap shooting is Minnesota’s fastest growing high school sport 
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/25781389/why-trap-shooting-is-minnesotas-fastest-growing-high-school-sport
FACTS:

As of October 1, 2014 there were 179,252 valid permits issued in Minnesota. Over 51 percent of those permits are issued in the nine county Twin Cities metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, Wright)
 
MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expos

Co-sponsored by:


Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum

http://alphaapparelpromotions.com/
















Event Vendor Info

(Reminder: Bring CASH for vendor product sales).
We've got a great line up of vendors for this Saturday's east metro "MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo" event at St. Paul Harley-Davidson. Free to attend! Open to the public 9a- 3p.

NOTE: All vendors will have prize drawings at their tables. Stop by and register to win great prizes.
Something for everyone including for kids as well as non gun owners, and lots of review and info for seasoned gun owners and permit holders.

Come check out the Wisconsin Old West Shootists (part of the Single Action Shooting Society - SASS) who will be dressed in period outfits and will share info about their competitions and preserving the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting.

Stop by and talk to representatives from USA Karate Woodbury and Dynamic Defensive Arts about self defense and personal safety techniques for both adults and kids.

And check out the personal safety products fromHouse of Lumens (tactical flashlights) and Stun & Run Self Defense LLC (stun guns, pepper spray, surveillance and more).

Find out about firearms related info, products and services from Bill's Gun Shop & RangeCivil Response Firearms Training LLC and Pistol Packin Mamas.

Our friends at 1 Million Moms Against Gun Control-MN ( 1mmagc-mn ) will be with us, as will reps from Minnesota Weapons Collectors.

Of course, Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum will have a table where you can find out more about our pro-active and innovative community outreach (like this event!) and meet ups. We'll be selling a few remaining logo T-shirts, also.

Reminder to bring CASH for vendor products, most won't be taking checks or CC at the event.

Also, the good 2A peeps at Uncle Franky's will be on hand again with their food truck.









Plan to attend these FREE and informative info sessions throughout the day. There's something for everyone! Seating may be limited, arrive early!





Scheduled for 10a and noon.
Plan to attend a pair of Info Sessions by 4th degree black belt Katie Anderson of USA Karate Woodbury. Katie will give an overview of self defense and escape tips in two sessions, one geared for adults and the other for kids. Scheduled for 10a and noon.

















Thinking about getting your permit-to-carry? Have you had your PTC for a while? Here's a great opportunity for overview and review for both newbies and "seasoned" permit holders. You have huge responsibilities as a permit holder, both under the law and as a representative of the entire 2A community. You must understand your legal responsibilities and also what the rest of the 2A community expects of you. Don't miss this important info session scheduled for 11 a.m. Seating limited, plan to arrive early. Civil Response Firearms Training LLC will also have a vendor table at the event. Stop by and chat about firearms safety and responsible gun ownership.








FREE to attend. Check out less-than-lethal options for personal safety and self defense THIS SATURDAY at our east metro "MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo" at St. Paul Harley-Davidson. Our friends at Stun & Run Self Defense LLC will demonstrate products and give you an overview of laws related to their use. Info session scheduled for 1:45 p.m., seating limited. Stun & Run will also be on site all day as a vendor, so stop by early and have a chat. They will have products for purchase at the event. 
Remember to bring CASH for most vendor products.




























Hmong Firearms & Twin Cities Gun Owners team up for social event

posted Oct 3, 2014, 1:20 PM by Ronnie V

Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum has teamed up with members of the Twin Cities Hmong Firearms group for a social meet up on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at Destiny Cafe, St. Paul. Stop by any time between 1 - 4 p.m. to socialize and have a bite to eat. Located: 1151 Clarence St., St. Paul, 55106

This will be a great opportunity to reach out and strengthen our 2A, law abiding gun owner community and support a business that wants to be 2A-Friendly. 

The Hmong Firearms group is also specifically trying to reach out to the Hmong community and Hmong owned restaurants and businesses to educate them about law abiding, responsible gun owners and permit holders and we're glad to help.

The owner of Destiny Cafe, Chong Shoua Vang, is on board and welcoming our 2A community. Lawful carry is welcomed.

 
 




 

MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo 2014 - Press Release

posted Oct 2, 2014, 5:45 PM by Ronnie V   [ updated Oct 16, 2014, 11:01 AM ]

Jump to Oct. 11 Elk River List of Vendors. Speakers & Info Sessions

Jump to Oct. 18 St. Paul List of Vendors, Speakers & Info Sessions


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 11 & Oct. 18. Amid increasingly-polarized debates over gun control, Minnesota is one of a growing number of states across the US with record increases in permit-to-carry applications. While that surge coincides with a significant drop in violent crime in the US, safety concerns are heightened in Minnesota with a recent uptick in violent crime and decreased police staffing levels, especially in the metro departments which have been hard hit with a shortage of officers.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. October 7, 2014 – For the 2nd year, two personal safety information expos will be hosted at local Harley Davidson dealerships. The free events will be held on October 11 and 18 at Zylstra Harley Davidson, Elk River, and St. Paul Harley Davidson, St. Paul, respectively.

The two Minnesota Carry Day & Safety Education Expo 2014 events, sponsored by Alpha Apparel & Promotions and Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum, will host a mix of vendors including local law enforcement, firearms instructors, martial arts trainers, non-lethal self defense products and personal safety trainers. The events will host nationally recognized speakers, and there will be free information sessions throughout the day at each event on a range of topics including personal safety for kids and adults, Q & A with law enforcement, gun safety practices, non-lethal self defense options, permit-to-carry and more.

Firearm manufacturer Taurus USA has also donated two firearms suitable for home defense or lawful carry to be given away as door prizes at each event*, a Taurus Millennium G2 9mm subcompact and a Taurus PT140 Millennium Pro G2 .40 cal. 

Featured speakers at the Oct. 11 event at Zylstra Harley Davidson, Elk River, will include nationally recognized author and firearms trainer Michael Martin, United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Chief Instructor, who will present “What We’ve Learned about School Shooters.” Legal expert James Fleming, Minnesota criminal defense attorney and founder of Mid-Minnesota Self-Defense, Inc., will present “Aftermath,” an overview of a course he offers on what to expect in the aftermath of a self defense deadly force encounter. Minnesota Rep. Brian Johnson, who will also speak at the St. Paul event, will provide tips on how to effectively communicate with representatives, and a deputy from the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Dept. will talk about responsibilities of permit holders and answer questions, along with a host of other experts who will present a wide range of personal safety topics.

The Oct. 18 event at St. Paul Harley Davidson, St. Paul, will feature information sessions which include martial arts trainer and 4th degree black belt Katie Anderson, USA Karate – Woodbury, who will offer tips on self defense and escape techniques for both kids and adults. There will be an overview featuring stun guns and other less-than-lethal self defense products by Stun & Run Self Defense LLC. Self defense trainer Jack Pettengill of Dynamic Defensive Arts will give an overview of self defense techniques that employ the use of leverage and how to use items like keys and cell phones as self defense tools. Representatives from Bill’s Gun Shop and Range – Hudson will talk about “Gun Safety Basics.” Minnesota Rep. Tony Cornish is slated to share thoughts about being responsible gun owners and hunters, and there will also be a number of other information sessions throughout the day.

Both events are family-friendly, free to attend and open to the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at each location, with free parking. Vendors and Info Sessions are subject to changes or additions. Info Sessions are free to attend but seating will be limited and will be filled on a first-come basis. Attendees can enter drawings for a chance to win door prizes and give-aways. Breakfast and lunch fare will be available for purchase from Uncle Franky’s mobile food truck, which will be on site at both events serving their locally famous hotdogs, sandwiches, fries, mini-donuts and more.

EVENT LOCATIONS: 

Oct. 11, 2014, Zylstra Harley Davidson, 19600 Evans St., Elk River, MN 55330

Oct. 18. 2014. St. Paul Harley Davidson, 2899 Hudson Rd, St. Paul, MN 55128

EVENT PAGES ON FACEBOOK: 

Elk River: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533681146864310/

St. Paul: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554584851422785/

Events co-sponsored by Alpha Apparel & Promotions and Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum.

Events are hosted independently by Zylstra Harley Davidson, Elk River, http://www.elkriverzylstrahd.com/, and St. Paul Harley Davidson, St. Paul, http://www.stpaulhd.com/, respectively.

All vendors, information sessions and featured speakers are subject to change without notice.

*Actual firearm door prizes may differ from those listed. Firearm door prizes will be in the form of a certificate which the winner(s) will need to redeem through a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer (FFL). Firearm door prize winners will be required to meet all legal requirements and qualifications including but not limited to age requirements, complete Form 4473, submit to a NICS background check and have the firearm shipped to a FFL dealer for delivery.



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Oct. 11 Elk River Vendors, Speakers & Info Sessions

Oct. 11, Elk River Vendors & Features

Elk River Vendors: 

Location: Zylstra Harley Davidson, 19600 Evans St., Elk River, MN 55330 

--Sherburne County Sheriff’s Dept.
Promoting gun safety 
http://www.co.sherburne.mn.us/sheriff/ 

--Pistol Packin Mamas 
Equipping women for all aspects of gun ownership. Products, accessories, information, 
http://www.pistolpackinmamas.org 

--Target Sports MN Indoor Gun Range 
http://www.targetsportsmn.com/ 

--Osseo Gun Club & Pro Shop 
http://www.osseogunclub.com 

--Damsel in Defense – Kelli Plouman 
Less-than-lethal self defense products, stun guns, pepper spray, personal alarms 

--House of Lumens 
Tactical flashlights and gear 
http://www.houseoflumens.com 

--Element Arms 
Firearms, parts and accessories 
http://www.elementarms.com/ 

--Riverside Sporting Gear, Firearms and training 
http://riversidesportinggear.com/ 

--Dynamic Defensive Arts 
Practical and reality-based self defense training, 
http://www.dynamicdefensivearts.com/ 

--Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum 
Community-based gun rights awareness, education and outreach 



Elk River Info Sessions (times TBA): 

ALL TIMES ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

9:30 A.M.
--Tips for everyday activism for gun rights 
Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum

10 A.M.
--Gun safety basics and how to pick the right firearm 
Jon Thompson, Riverside Sporting Gear

10:30 A.M.
--Adult self defense overview
Jack Pettengill, Dynamic Defensive Arts 

11 A.M.
--“What we’ve Learned about School Shooters” 
Michael Martin, United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) Chief Instructor 

11:40 A.M.
--Responsibilities of permit-to-carry holders and Q&A 
Sherburne County Sheriff’s Dept. 

NOON
--Refuse To Be A Victim, personal safety strategies for all
Clint Foster, certified NRA trainer 

12:30 P.M.
--Less than lethal self defense product overview, stun guns, pepper spray, personal safety products. 
Kelli Plouman, Damsel in Defense 

1 P.M.
--How to effectively communicate with representatives 
Rep. Brian Johnson (32A) 

1:30 P.M.
--Kids self defense overview
Jack Pettengill, Dynamic Defensive Arts

2 P.M.
--Permit to carry overview and review, NRA certified instructor 

2:30 P.M.
--“Aftermath”, what to expect following a self defense deadly force encounter 
James Fleming, criminal defense attorney and founder of Mid-Minnesota Self Defense, Inc., Jim Fleming Law Offices
 


Oct. 18 St. Paul Vendors, Speakers & Info Sessions

Oct. 18, St. Paul Vendors & Features

St. Paul Vendors

Location: St. Paul Harley Davidson, 2899 Hudson Rd, St. Paul, MN 55128 

--Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) 
Western style shooters preserving and promoting the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting™ 
http://wowsinc.org/

--Pistol Packin Mamas 
Equipping women for all aspects of gun ownership. Products, accessories, information, 
http://www.pistolpackinmamas.org 

--Bill’s Gun Shop & Range – Hudson 

--1 Million Moms Against Gun Control – MN, Shannon Pruchnik  
Real moms value the 2nd Amendment and the protection it ensures for their human rights
https://www.facebook.com/1mmagc.mn 

--USA Karate – Woodbury 
Katie Anderson, 4th degree black belt
Martial arts training and instruction, 
http://www.usa-karate.net 

--Civil Response Firearms Training LLC 
http://www.civilresponse.net 

--Stun & Run Self Defense LLC 
Less-than-lethal self defense products, stun guns, tasers, pepper spray, home security and surveillance equipment, 
http://www.srselfdefense.com/ 

--House of Lumens 
Tactical flashlights and gear, 
http://www.houseoflumens.com 

--Dynamic Defensive Arts 
Practical and reality-based self defense training, 
http://www.dynamicdefensivearts.com/ 

--Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum 
Community-based gun rights awareness, education and outreach 


St. Paul Info Sessions (times TBA): 

--Being a responsible gun owner and hunter; how to be an effective individual role model for gun rights 
Rep. Tony Cornish (23B) 

--How to effectively communicate with representatives
 Rep. Brian Johnson (32A) 

--Tips for everyday activism for gun rights 
Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum 

--Overview of self defense and escape techniques for kids and adults 
Katie Anderson, USA Karate – Woodbury 

--Less-than-lethal self defense product overview 
Stun & Run Self Defense LLC 

--Gun safety basics 
Bill’s Gun Shop & Range – Hudson 

--Language of the Debate 
John Caile, United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) author 

--Permit to carry overview and review 
Chris Nauman, Civil Response Firearms Training LLC 

--Practical self defense techniques – Using leverage, redirection of force and pocket items in self defense 
Jack Pettengill, Dynamic Defensive Arts 

All vendors, information sessions and featured speakers are subject to change without notice. 

 
Who Are Minnesota Permit-to-Carry Holders?












Who Are Gun Owners & Permit Holders?

Oct. 1, 2014
Gay gun activists: Growing LGBT push to support the Second Amendment
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/10/01/gay-gun-activists-growing-lgbt-push-to-support-second-amendment/


Aug. 6, 2014
A Pair of Grandmas, Both Robbery Victims, Decided Enough Was Enough. Now They Carry Concealed Handguns — and They’re Not Alone



Mar. 5, 2013 
Nightline: Women: Fastest-Growing Group of US Gun Owners
C-SPAN: African-American activists spoke out against proposed gun control laws at a news conference in response to concerns shared by black conservatives that proposed legislation in the Senate would restrict their ability to defend themselves, their property and their families.They were also concerned that the proposed gun control legislation put too much power in the hands of politicians, and called for a serious national dialogue about the impact of gun control on the black community.The responded to questions from the reporters.
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/311127-1

Feb. 19. 2013 
CNN: Number of women buying guns surges

















MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expos

Co-sponsored by:


Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum

http://alphaapparelpromotions.com/













 













KEEP WATCHING! More details about Info Sessions, 
speakers and special guests will be added to this page!











PRIZE DRAWINGS AT EACH VENDOR TABLE

VENDOR PRIZE DRAWINGS FOR ELK RIVER:
(Enter drawing at each vendor table)


In addition to the awesome door prizes we'll be giving away this Saturday at Zylstra Harley Davidson - including GUNS and other cool stuff!! -- All of the vendors at the Zylstra Harley-Davidson, Elk River "MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo" will have drawings for prizes at their tables, also.

Here's a partial list of vendor prize drawings for Oct. 11:

Gift Certificate for permit to carry class
by Civil Response Firearms Training LLC


One Year Silver Range Membership
by Target Sports MN Indoor Gun Range

Glock Pistol Case
by Riverside Sporting Gear

Logo T Shirts
by Osseo Gun Club & Pro Shop

Pepper spray
by Damsel in Defense

Nitecore P10 800 Lumen Tactical Flashlight
House of Lumens

Various gun related apparel throughout the day
Pistol Packin Mamas

One free self defense lesson
Dynamic Defensive Arts

Keep watching for more!

Be sure to stop by each vendor table and register for a chance to win these great prizes and get their initials on your Grand Prize Drawing entry form for a chance to win GUNS and other cool stuff!!

















SubHead Source Articles

Feb. 28, 2014
Number of Minnesota handgun permits issued almost double in 2013

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_25247609/minnesota-handgun-permits-nearly-double-2013

July 10, 2014
Report: Number Of Concealed Carry Permits Surges As Violent Crime Rate Drops

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/07/10/report-number-of-concealed-carry-permits-surges-as-violent-crime-rate-drops/



June 1, 2014
With pension rule change, scores of Minnesota police officers will retire

http://www.startribune.com/local/east/261396001.html



July 1, 2014
BCA: Violent Crime Up 1.2 Pct. in Minnesota in 2013

http://kstp.com/article/stories/s3490973.shtml


Sept. 25, 2014
Concealed carry permits spike across the U.S., more women applying

http://kfor.com/2014/09/25/concealed-carry-permits-spike-across-the-u-s-more-women-applying/


Sept. 22, 2014
Bloomberg group launches midterm campaign for gun control (including Minnesota)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/22/mike-bloomberg-gun-control-group-launches-new-ads-makes-endorsements/16069445/


Sept. 25, 2014
How Bloomberg's Million-Dollar Desire For Gun Control Is Backfiring

http://www.forbes.com/sites/frankminiter/2014/09/25/how-bloombergs-million-dollar-desire-for-gun-control-is-backfiring/


July 4, 2013
Permits Soar to Allow More Concealed Guns

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323689204578573763575086702



FACTS:

As of October 1, 2014 there were 179,252 valid permits issued in Minnesota. Over 51 percent of those permits are issued in the nine county Twin Cities metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, Wright)


Uncle Franky's mobile food truck will be on site ALL DAY at both events. 
They'll be serving their locally famous Vienna Beef hotdogs, 
sandwiches, fries, mini-donuts and more. 
Cost $.




Rep. Brian Johnson will share tips at both events, Elk River and St. Paul, on how to effectively communicate with your representatives. Find out how to increase the likelihood that your concerns will be heard.

Tentative time at Elk River: 1 p.m.
St. Paul time TBA.
Times subject to change.





Self defense trainer Jack Pettengill will give practical safety tips for adults at the Oct. 11 Elk River event.
Tentative time: 10 a.m.
Time subject to change.





MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expos 2014 - Two big events!

posted Sep 23, 2014, 8:16 AM by Ronnie V   [ updated Sep 23, 2014, 8:29 AM ]

 

Less than 3 weeks away until the first of TWO "MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo 2014" events. 


Join co-sponsors Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum and Alpha Apparel & Promotions in the north metro for the second year at Zylstra Harley-Davidson, Elk River, Elk River on Saturday, Oct. 11, and at the newly added 2nd location for 2014 on Oct. 18 at St. Paul Harley-Davidson


Free and open to public 9-3 at both events. Lawful carry welcomed!


MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo - north metro, Oct. 11, Zylstra Harley Davidson
Oct. 11 Elk River, event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533681146864310/


MN Carry Day & Safety Education Expo - east metro, Oct. 18, St. Paul Harley Davidson
Oct. 18 St. Paul event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554584851422785/



Each event will have wide range of unique vendors and FREE info sessions related to personal safety, self defense, firearms safety, responsible gun ownership, everyday activism and more. These events are NOT FOR GUN OWNERS ONLY!


These events will be a great opportunity to explore information from a variety of personal safety experts, and an opportunity for those curious about gun ownership or permit-to-carry to ask questions in a welcoming and educational environment. And there will be plenty of info and topics of interest for seasoned shooters and permit holders.



Open to the public; Free to attend. Free info sessions. Food trucks and great info for the whole family. Taurus Firearms is donating one of their best-selling firearms as a door prize and there will be give-aways at each vendor table at both events, as well.



We're still adding vendors and info sessions, so visit the Event pages frequently for updated details, give-away info and announcements about the day's events and speakers.


Please click links above to RSVP and SHARE with your friends and family.

 


 

No Guns = No Money: Minnesota

posted Sep 4, 2014, 7:13 PM by Ronnie V   [ updated Sep 10, 2014, 1:30 PM ]

Take the No Guns = No Money Challenge

We've launched a new Facebook page:

This new page isn't really anything new to us, since we've been promoting support of businesses that allow lawful carry - and avoiding those that don't - as part of our mission for years.

However, we're really happy to see that there's a national movement gaining traction to get 2A supporters and gun owners cohesive on this message. We have the ability to wield great power and influence businesses with the power of our wallets and discretionary dollars. Make sure you're spending your money with businesses that recognize state law and allow lawful carry or welcome it!

TAKE THE CHALLENGE!

My name is __________________ and I accept the No Guns = No Money: Minnesota challenge. I nominate all 180,000 plus Minnesota permit holders to do so, also. You have 24 hours or risk losing your rights!

>>>
America's lawful gun owners and permit holders are not the cause of the 'gun violence' problem in America. In fact, we don't have a 'gun violence' problem, we have a Thug Violence problem. Per the FBI, the majority of gun crimes and violent crimes are either gang related or committed by gang members.

Lawful gun owners are being scapegoated and egregiously maligned by the gun control extremists as the cause of the problem. And, WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANY MORE.


http://www.facebook.com/NoGunsNoMoneyMinnesota   

Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum's 2nd annual family picnic, Sat. Aug., 9, 2014

posted Jul 29, 2014, 2:54 PM by Ronnie V   [ updated Aug 7, 2014, 2:32 PM ]

THIS SATURDAY! - Sat. August 9, 2014.

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/720434528024083/

Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum's 2nd annual family picnic. All are welcomed. Please click below to RSVP and invite friends, bring the family.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Boom Island Park, NE Minneapolis, Shelter # C
800 Sibley St. NE, Minneapolis 55413
11a-3p (reserved from 9a for those who want to arrive early)
Covered picnic shelter reserved (rain or shine).
Plenty of on site parking (electronic pay box, $1/hr.)

>>>Attendees will have a chance to win a Taurus 738 TCP donated by Osseo Gun Club & Pro Shop, or a 6-punch range pass valued at $120 donated by Target Sports MN Indoor Gun Range (enter for a chance to win at picnic only, terms and conditions apply, see link below for details), and we'll have other prizes and give-aways for adults and kids, also.


Large grill on site under the shelter (charcoal provided).
Playground, river access, walking and bike paths, large open activity area. Restrooms on site.
Bring your own meat or main dish (charcoal for grill will be provided).
Bring a dish to share. i.e. chips, salad, dessert, appetizer, etc.
Bring your own: Utensils, accessories & beverages (no alcohol please).


>>Open carry is welcomed, but not required. Long gun carry is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. Carry as you normally would while going about your daily activities. Know the law. You must have a valid permit to carry to have a firearm on your person. Minnesota has no requirement to conceal with a valid permit to carry. Be legal. Have your permit and ID on your person. (Be a good ‪‎2A‬ representative. Last year we had media visit us at our picnic, and this location is very public, so there's a good chance we will be visited by law enforcement).


>>This is NOT a "rally" or "demonstration." It's simply friends and new friends meeting for social activity. Period.

Event page below, please RSVP:
https://www.facebook.com/events/720434528024083/


SEEKING DONATIONS: A page member has generously offered to cover the cost of the picnic shelter, so we are accepting donations to reimburse that person and to help cover the other expenses for charcoal and give-aways, etc. We're also seeking donations of door prizes from local businesses, trainers, etc. If you're in the firearms business, get creative and offer to donate something. You'll get plenty of free PR for your donation. Thanks.

Donate to help cover expenses: http://www.minnesota2a.com/tip-jar
Donate prizes: Email info@Minnesota2A.com

Hope to see you all there.
 

800 Sibley St NE, Minneapolis 55413


 





Anti-bullying bill? Only if it includes ALL targets of bullying

posted Mar 12, 2014, 7:13 AM by Ronnie V   [ updated Mar 12, 2014, 8:25 AM ]


If you're going to put together an anti-bullying law, ALL victims and potential victims of bullying need to be included.

Time after time, especially in this last year, we've seen law abiding gun owners and their children become the target of the anti-rights bullies. These attacks and bullying tactics against law abiding gun owners and permit-to-carry holders have been ramping up at an alarming rate recently, and there's no doubt that the adults perpetrating this bullying are instilling that same bullying attitude in their children, who will no doubt be targeting their innocent classmates with similar harassment, attacks and bullying.

In light of the evidence I will post below, the language in the bill needs to be amended to include ALL of the potential targets of bullying, as follows:

Intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harassing conduct may involve, but is not limited to, conduct that is directed at a student or students based on a person's (or parent's) actual or perceived:

--Political affiliation (Conservative, Republican, Tea Party, etc)

--Membership or participation in various clubs or organizations (i.e. NRA, other gun rights orgs, gun clubs, etc.)


--Participation in various hobbies, lifestyles or competitions (i.e. shooting sports, hunting, target practice, etc.)


As we've publicly seen published in mainstream media, newspapers, YouTube and Twitter feeds, the anti-rights bullies make no secret about their instability and their desire for harm to come to law abiding citizens who happen to be gun owners:

--Donald Kaul in the Des Moines Register calling for the death of NRA members and for its supporters to be dragged behind pick up trucks, and for a perfectly legal and law abiding organization, the NRA, to be classified as a "terrorist organization. Link.

That's BULLYING.

--The Journal News published the addresses of legal, law abiding gun owners in their newspaper. They published the address of victims of violent crimes and  victims of stalkers who'd purchased firearms to protect themselves. Link.

That's BULLYING.

--Anti-Gun Newspaper’s Gun Map Leads to Stalking of Domestic Violence Victims. Link.

That's BULLYING.

--A gun control proponent on YouTube calls for the murder of Michelle Bachmann: “I think we should shoot the bastards…. Especially Michele Bachmann. I think we should stick her up on a wall and put a bullet in her.” Link.

That's BULLYING.

--Texas Democratic Party Official Calls For Murder of NRA Members. Texas Democrat Party official John Cobarruvias issued multiple terrorist threats to begin hunting and killing people who voice support for legal gun ownership:

“Can we now shoot the #NRA and everyone who defends them?,” he wrote on Twitter, also writing on his blog, “They need to [be] wiped off the face of the earth.” Link.

That's BULLYING.

Liberals on Twitter call for murder of NRA members (Link):

@prisonforbush: "Someone should shoot this m*****f****r NRA President David Keene," added Michael Mayer. In at least two other tweets, "Mayer" suggested using Keene for "target practice."

@angrydemdotcom: “#GunControl will exist when some nutjob chooses to exercise their #2ndAmendment rights at #NRA headquarters…”

@90sRememberer: “Murder every NRA member”

@Arseburgers: “…Get every member of the NRA to stand in a circle, aim & shoot…”

That's BULLYING

Post-Newtown witch hunt: NRA president and members bombarded with death threats (Link):

That's BULLYING

Professor Calls for NRA Member’s Death By Firing Squad: May 30, 2013, WV Gazette. Link.

That's BULLYING

Sept. 19, 2013, Journalism professor says he hopes for murder of NRA members' children. Link.

That's BULLYING.
 
Who are Minnesota's permit holders?
 

 



TCGOCF meet ups get national headlines for support of businesses that allow lawful carry

posted Jan 21, 2014, 1:35 PM by Ronnie V   [ updated Jan 21, 2014, 1:35 PM ]


We've decided to start more closely tracking the financial impact that our 2nd Saturday meet ups have on local businesses. We specifically only plan meet ups at local eateries and coffee shops that are 2A "neutral" or "friendly" by allowing lawful carry (not posting "gun ban" signs).

After posting a brief recap of our last meet up on a local Patch website, the story was picked up nationally by AmmoLand and then by The Truth About Guns. From there the story was posted on numerous other websites, gun forums, Facebook and Twitter feeds.


We also received a follow up Tweet from Uncle Franky's following our most recent meet up at their Plymouth location.

It's estimated that our group spent at least $700 during our Jan. 11 visit to Uncle Franky's. (More pics: http://on.fb.me/1kJKWDr)
It's estimated that our group spent about $1,500 during our November meet up at Mr. Pig Stuff in Shakopee. (More pics: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.524955124267535.1073741832.172653092831075&type=3
 

 

 

City of Mpls Again Sets Sights to Infringe on Rights

posted Jan 21, 2014, 12:41 PM by Ronnie V   [ updated Feb 15, 2014, 11:50 AM ]


The City of Minneapolis Government again has its sights set on attacking your rights in 2014.

I've been trying for weeks to obtain a copy of the proposed City of Minneapolis' 2014 Legislative Agenda, a document which should be public, but is curiously not linked on their website. 

After having my request ignored by my own rep, Council Member Kevin Reich, I persisted in pulling several teeth to obtain the document from the City Clerk's office. 

I found that they have again listed ALL of the firearms priority items from last year's legislative agenda, including a plan to lobby for the REPEAL OF STATE PREEMPTION - meaning they want individual cities to have the ability to regulate firearms, ammunition and legal carry through bans and oppressive restrictions - of course those limitations would only apply to law abiding citizens. 

They would also like legislation allowing the revocation of a person's carry permit and/or firearm rights merely for any "mental health incident" involving the intervention of law enforcement (that is completely open to interpretation), not just for those adjudicated as prohibited. That means they want to strip you of your rights without benefit of charges, trial or conviction, merely for LEO "intervention."

They would also like legislation giving the City of Minneapolis (and all cities) the power to arbitrarily deny your carry permit application (reverting to "may issue"), among several other items (see pic).

These "firearms" lobbying items were again submitted by a City of Minneapolis employee, Melissa Lesch, who is the wife of anti-rights MN House Rep. John Lesch. It's wholly unseemly that we have an unelected city employee writing oppressive and infringing firearms recommendations to the legislature where her husband serves.

Contact the Minneapolis City Council members and tell them to stop attacking the rights of law abiding citizens, and focus on the REAL problems: Thug Control, Enforcement of existing laws, Proper charging and prosecution of criminals, End plea bargaining for violent offenders, Stop reducing and staying sentences of violent offenders.

Here's a link to contact info for all City Council members:
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/council/index.htm

Also, not directly related to firearms legislation, but an item also on their legislative agenda that you should be concerned about and which impacts the safety of law abiding citizens (while the city wants you unarmed and defenseless), they have an agenda item to lobby for REQUIRED TAXPAYER FUNDED HOUSING FOR LEVEL 3 SEX OFFENDERS. In fact, that bill has already been filed in the legilature by North Minneapolis Rep. Joe Mullery (59A DFL).

Link to bill HF 2140:
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF2140&version=0&session=ls88&session_year=2014&session_number=0

**The picture below is a snippet of the proposed City of Minneapolis 2014 Legislative Agenda which is several pages long.

The agenda has not yet received a final vote and approval from the City Council. It will be coming up again for discussion and I'll keep you posted, but please contact members now.
 
 

Twitter handles for council

Alondra Cano 
@People4Alondra

Lisa Bender 
@lisabendermpls 

Jacob Frey 
@Jacob_Frey 

Blong Yang 
@BlongYangMN 

LineaPalmisano 
@LineaPalmisano

Barb Johnson 
@BarbJohnsonMPLS

Abdi Warsame 
@AbdiYWarsame

John Quincy 
@JohnQuincyMPLS

Elizabeth Glidden
@elizglid

Mayor Betsy Hodges
@MayorHodges

Email Addresses

Emails:
kevin.reich@minneapolismn.gov,
cam.gordon@minneapolismn.gov,
jacob.frey@minneapolismn.gov,
lisa.goodman@minneapolismn.gov,
alondra.cano@minneapolismn.gov
lisa.bender@minneapolismn.gov, 
blong.yang@minneapolismn.gov, 
andrew.johnson@minneapolismn.gov, 
barbara.johnson@minneapolismn.gov
linea.palmisano@minneapolismn.gov, 
abdi.warsame@minneapolismn.gov,
john.quincy@minneapolismn.gov,
andrew.johnson@minneapolismn.gov
 

Cities at odds with Minnesota's gun law

posted Jan 8, 2014, 11:16 AM by Ronnie V   [ updated Jan 8, 2014, 2:03 PM ]


It seems that the Star Tribune, in its always over-zealous attempt to be the obsequious lap dog to the state's gun grabbers, tried to start setting the scene for the 2014 legislative session and in doing so they inadvertently exposed a number of Minnesota cities that are in violation of state preemption on the right-to-carry law.

Thanks, Star Tribune, for foisting yourself on your own petard.

Story: 
Cities at odds with Minnesota's gun law


 
   

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