MNGOPAC Newsletter:   A very special thank you & a pending bad bill...
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YOU DID IT!  Thank you for your support!


We shared earlier that we were about to embark on our first major direct mail campaign.  Our goal is to reach gun owners across the state - alert them to the threat that folks like Michael Bloomberg pose to gun rights in the state - and motivate them to engage in the gun rights movement... and show up at the polls in November!

We asked for your help - and you delivered!

We easily beat our fundraising goal of $5,500.  In fact, we had a handful of donors that gave over $500 each in the last two weeks.  And one donor who committed to even more.

Thank you for your support!

We're in the final stages of launching this campaign - we'll share more about this in the coming weeks.

But we're not done.  We want to be able to reach all 2.5 million gun owners in Minnesota.  We want to touch the more than 600,000 Minnesotans who hunted in 2013.

Consider this:
Imagine the power of 2,500,000 gun owners at the polls in November - voting for Pro-Second Amendment candidates and incumbent lawmakers across the state.  

After that election, do you think we'd see any bad gun bills in 2014?  

Help us reach those gun owners today.

Thanks for your ongoing support!

Bryan Strawser

P.S.  Take just a moment to consider the power of thousands and thousands of gun owners at the polls in November.  It's the dream that I work towards every day.  Can you chip in $100, $50, or even $19 TODAY to help us reach gun owners throughout the state over the next few weeks?

Chairman's Corner:   Bad Moon Rising

“There’s a bad moon on the rise.”
                              -John Fogerty
Anti-gunners have two tactics. One is the direct approach…the broadside blast of the cannons. We saw that last year with attempts for an assault weapons ban and magazine restrictions (among other unconstitutional restrictions).

They lost.  So now they return with a war of stealth.
As we predicted, a dangerous bill is rearing its head in the MN Senate Judiciary Committee: SF2639.

Authored by perennial anti-gunner Ron Latz, this bill has the support of Senate Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Hayden; the DFL is taking this seriously.
At first glance the bill appears to be a “safe” one, providing for the banishment of firearms from people with domestic violence restraining orders (OFPs) and individuals convicted of stalking.

It requires those who fall into the above categories to surrender their guns to a FFL holder or law enforcement agency. 
When we started MNGOPAC, we promised you that we will not bargain when it comes to our Second Amendment rights. We strongly oppose this bill as currently written.
OFPs are unfortunately often used under dubious circumstances in cases of marital separation and divorce. In many cases all it takes is one party saying that she or he is “scared”, and the court will grant a restraining order. Under this law the accused person would have to surrender their guns to either a FFL or a police agency, WITH NO LAWFUL DUE PROCESS TO GET THEM BACK. 
The bill allows for the accused to be charged a “reasonable fee” for storage. What’s reasonable? $10? $100? $1000?

There are laws related to the transfer of firearms from a FFL.

How much paperwork will be necessary to reclaim lawfully owned property if you turn in 20 guns? What about 50 guns?

What remedy is there if the police “lose” your firearms? Can they run ballistics tests on them while they “store” them?
We already have laws protecting true victims of domestic violence. Additional useless restrictions are gun control, no matter how they are presented. 
Gun rights advocates have a difficult situation in front of them. The anti-gun faction of the DFL may try to pass this legislation without support from Republicans or even some pro-gun democrats.

It’s our hope that sensible voices in the legislature can get the language changed to remove the above infringements.
This is why we need to flip the legislature to a Pro-Second Amendment majority.

We need your help to do it. 

Keep watching our Facebook page and Twitter feed, and visit our website at for updates.
Yours in liberty,

Mark Okern

P.S.  Our fight requires resources.  Your donations help fuel our outreach to millions of gun owners in Minnesota and directly supports our operations.  Will you stand with me by donating whatever you can spare TODAY?
Have a spare $5? Donate to our campaign fund TODAY!

Upcoming Events w/ MNGOPAC

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