Minnesota: Suppression of Political Speech Amendment Defeated

Last night, Amendment A5 to Senate File 2782 was proposed by state Representative Ryan Winkler (D-46A) and ultimately defeated by the Minnesota Legislature.  This amendment contained substantially similar language to the harmful, overreaching and vague language in House File 1944 and Senate File 1915, previously reported here, and would have had a chilling effect on freedom of speech and of association in Minnesota.

Minnesota: Senate Committee Concludes Two Days of Hearings, But the Fight for our Second Amendment Rights is Just Beginning

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee concluded its two-day marathon of hearings on multiple dangerous anti-gun bills.  As previously reported, these bills are the beginning of an all-out assault on our constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  Although this Committee has not yet scheduled a vote on any of this legislation, gun owners and sportsmen across Minnesota must actively express opposition before Committee action is taken.

Minnesota: Gun Control Bills to Be Heard Next Week in the House Public Safety Committee

House Public Safety Committee Chairman Michael Paymar, a long-time anti-gun advocate, plans to hold committee hearings on his gun control proposals beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5 through Thursday, February 7 in State Office Building Room 10.  At this time, none of his gun control legislation has been introduced.  However, the NRA understands that Paymar’s gun control bills will likely be introduced later this week or early next week and include, at a minimum, the following attacks on our Second Amendment rights: