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, 03/02/2015 - 16:56
For Immediate Release Contact: Heather Martens, Executive Director (612) 205-7142 March 2, 2015 *PROTECT MINNESOTA STRONGLY OPPOSES CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO NULLIFY ALL GUN LAWS* Proposal would jeopardize public safety SAINT PAUL -- HF 1289, a proposed constitutional amendment introduce
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:55
Dear [[First_Name]], The gun extremists have pulled out all the stops. They've introduced a bill to *repeal all permitting and background check requirements to buy and carry firearms.* The gun extremists tried to repeal our life-saving Minnesota law before, and we stopped them -- but we couldn't
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 GunPolicy.org]
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 GunPolicy.org]
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:00
The U.S. Supreme Court today told the National Rifle Association something the NRA has always known: Under the U.S. Constitution, gun possession can be legally regulated. The court declined to review two lower court rulings restricting the rights of Americans under age 21 to own handguns. The decisions run counter to the ferocious liberalization of gun laws throughout the nation after the court's 2008 Heller decision, in which a polarized 5-4 majority blew past the... [Bloomberg (USA), Editorial, via GunPolicy.org]
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:00
A Michigan man from Independence Township accidentally killed himself after reportedly firing a gun into his head while attempting to demonstrate how safe the weapon was. The 36-year-old man's girlfriend told law enforcement that he'd been drinking throughout the day when the incident occurred Sunday evening. Police told the Oakland Press that when they arrived at the home, the girlfriend was performing CPR on the man. He was declared dead at the scene. Authorities... [RT-TV Novosti (Russia), via GunPolicy.org]