Before the legislative session started Alpha News reported on the Democrat plan to push a liberal agenda called “Minnesota Values Plan” which included planned legislation to restrict gun rights.
With just a few days into the legislative session, Democrats introduced 10 new pieces of legislation which include two pieces reducing gun rights.
House File 9 includes language that allows a citizen to ask the court to prohibit people from possessing any firearms. The person does not need to charged with a crime nor is he guaranteed due process before his gun rights are suspended.
Gun Rights organization have expressed concern with the legislation and with the fact that it can be passed without transparency in the Minnesota House.
National Rifle Association has previously labeled similar bills in other states as Firearm Surrender Bill.
Republican Senate Leader Paul Gazelka has tweeted that while he is a supporter of the 2nd amendment he is open to discussing changes to gun rights but they would need to pass “high bar” to have support.
I have always been a strong supporter of 2nd amendment rights,my lifetime rating on guns is A+ or A. I’m open to discussing changes but it will have to pass a high bar. A few GOP want more gun restrictions,a few Dems don’t want more restrictions. We shall see what happens.
— Paul Gazelka (@paulgazelka) December 18, 2018
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