Mon, 06/29/2015 - 09:46
Dear [[First_Name]], I'm excited to pass along that we are expecting U.S. Representative Keith Ellison to join us tonight for our annual signature event at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. He will be with us early in the evening. Keith has always been a strong supporter of our movement to
Fri, 06/19/2015 - 11:00
Dear [[First_Name]], We've all been following the tragic events in Charleston, South Carolina this week. Together we are expressing our anger, frustration and support for the victims and survivors. Here in Minnesota yesterday afternoon a young mother and her 15-month-old child were shot and
Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:33
*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * CONTACT: Joan Peterson, Board Chair, Protect Minnesota, [ ], (218) 428-6570 * * *Protect Minnesota Statement on Charleston, South Carolina Shooting *** * * *Saint Paul-(June 19, 2015)* Protect Minn
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 20:05
Dear [[First_Name]], As the Governor and legislative leaders continue to negotiate budget details before heading into a special session, I wanted to take a moment and give you a quick recap of what happened in the final days of the regular session related to our Protect Minnesota priorities.
Mon, 05/18/2015 - 18:31
Dear [[First_Name]], Over the weekend a conference committee at the Capitol approved a final version of the omnibus Public Safety Finance and Policy Bill. Included in the bill is a provision legalizing the use of silencers in Minnesota. Protect Minnesota strongly opposes such a measure. Please
Mon, 05/04/2015 - 12:22
Dear [[First_Name]], Last week the Minnesota House of Representatives passed an omnibus public safety finance and policy bill, remarkably without any measures to increase safety for the public related to gun violence. The bill, which includes over $2 billion in spending, passed on a vote of 115-
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:47
Dear [[First_Name]], I received an email this morning from a "Mary" who was offended that I had started a petition opposing the lowering of standards for recognizing pistol permits from other states, and opposing the legalization of silencers. Here is what she said: "Go f*** yourself you blo
Wed, 04/22/2015 - 14:32
Dear [[First_Name]], Having failed with shady tactics last week, the gun lobby now plans to introduce an amendment on the floor of the Minnesota Senate tomorrow, Thursday, April 23, to ram silencers down our throats AND weaken our pistol permit law at the same time! Please take two actions now:
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:00
Smart guns similar to James Bond's pistol are marching closer to reality as manufacturers expect to continue testing prototypes throughout 2014 and a few politicians push for new technology to make firearms safer. Manufacturers design "smart" guns, also referred to as "personalized" or "owner-authorized" firearms, to prevent intentional and unintentional shootings by children and other unauthorized users. The idea of incorporating technology into guns took hold during... [MSNBC News (USA), via]
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:00
Ever since George Zimmerman gunned down Trayvon Martin in his Sanford, Fla., gated community, it's become an article of faith that the rash of lethal shootings in public places — from the Florida moviegoer who was killed after a texting and popcorn-throwing incident to Jordan Davis, shot in his car at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station to last week's lethal shooting in an Arizona Walmart — is attributable to the "stand your ground" laws enacted over the past decade... [Slate (USA), via]