We Real Americans – that defined as “Americans who support all ten Amendments in the Bill of Rights, the Second and Tenth as devoutly as the First and Fourth – know that giving any ground with the gun grabbers is a fool’s bargain. The metrocrat Orcs will exploit any opening we Real Americans give them to harass us, badger us, turn us – the most law-abiding people in this country – into criminals.
The “assault weapon” bans are – or were – stupid, and would not affect crime in the least (or at least would never reduce it). Magazine restrictions are also of no actual value as anything but harassing the law-abiding, as well as putting them (in rare cases) at a disadvantage to criminals.
But it gets worse.
This just in from GOCRA: The worst of them all is up on the dock now:
The most dangerous bill this session is not a magazine ban, or an “assault weapon” ban. It’s universal registration, masquerading as “universal background checks.”
It’s called SF 458, and it will be heard on THURSDAY at the state capitol. GOCRA will be there to fight it. Will you?
I’ll give it my best shot. Hope you can too.
Why is this bill so bad? For starters, because it’ll tack $25 onto the sale prices of a firearm, plus $25 for permit to purchase – which makes firearms $50 harder to obtain for the poor (who are, after all, the ones the DFL wants to disarm…first).
Worse? It’s registration! It doesn’t go by the name, but that’s exactly what it is; a paper trail leading, over time, to every single gun in the United States.
This bill needs to be not just defeated; it needs to be crushed and humiliated. Any outstate DFLer that supports it needs to feel the wrath of every gun owner in their district, sports or self-defense. Any Republican who supports this abomination must be primaried and expunged from public life.
No compromise on the rights of the law-abiding.
No mercy for the politicians who get it wrong.
Here’s the hearing schedule; all hearings are in room 15 of the State Capitol. Get there two hours early to get a seat in the hearing room, or use overflow seating with a closed-circuit feed of the hearings.
Thursday, February 21
Noon: SF 235, 458, 69
Thursday, February 21
6 p.m.: Public testimony on SF 235, 503, 69, 458, 557, 520, 400, 413 and 568
Friday, February 22
Noon: SF 503, 557, 520, 400, 413, 568
You can read summaries of all gun grab bills at the Gocra website.
And remember; don’t commit a felony! Only liberals get away with gun crimes, so please remember to notify the DPS as required if you intend to carry at the Capitol. GOCRA’s simple instructions are right here.
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