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Democrats push gun control except for violent felons

In Minnesota the 2012 election put the DFL back in the majority at our state Legislature, so along with the governor, they are the party in charge.

Emboldened by these results, the gun control advocates swiftly introduced new legislation to put limits on the law-abiding gun owners in our state. The four bills now pending in the House are HF 241, HF 242, HF 243 and HF 244 and they’re all authored and sponsored by Democrats. No Republicans have their names attached to any of them.

Meanwhile, as the DFL wants to tell non-criminals what guns they should be allowed to own and how many bullets the magazines should hold, they also want convicted violent felons to be able to have guns.

What? Yes, HF 486, also authored by Democrats, would allow rapists and murderers to get their guns back. Does this make any sense to you? The hypocrisy is astounding. Let’s take legally purchased firearms away from law-abiding gun owners and give them to convicted violent felons. Amazing!

If you voted for Democrats in the last election, are you surprised by this? I’m not. Even if the DFL representative or senator in your district says they’re pro-gun rights, the party they belong to is not. When you put them in the majority, this is what you get.

Elections have consequences, and the DFL in Minnesota is just getting started. Don’t expect your governing body in St. Paul to give a fig about your 2nd Amendment rights here in the northern part of the state. They seem to care more about criminals having guns than you.

Hopefully, in the election two years from now, you’ll think a little more about what the party stands for when you mark your ballot.

Jan Schultz,


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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