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DFL, gun control

Posted: February 19, 2013 - 9:59pm

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

Remer