Dustin Doyle writes:
Lots of exciting things are happening in Minnesota politics. www.gocra.org www.facebook.com/gocra and www.mngopac.org www.facebook.com/mngopac have most of the details. We passed five firearms bills out of the House and Senate, including a controversial suppressor bill. They are now part of an omnibus bill and can’t be line-item vetoed. Our governor is threatening a veto of the whole omnibus which would force a special session of the legislature which just adjourned at midnight a hour ago for the year. This would entail . . .
repassing the entire omnibus public safety bill from scratch, both the policy and financial stuff. As part of a compromise to get the omnibus bill passed and to get the gun stuff left in, we allowed the Senate version to add some tough-on-crime stuff: felon in possession of ammo and straw purchase crime that mirrors federal law but allows local and state authorities to prosecute, and we removed the shall sign provision of the suppressor bill.
We could use Minnesotans’ help to aid our all-out push to convince the governor to sign Senate File 878 Omnibus Public Safety Finance & Policy bill. Plus there is some interesting stuff to be reported.
If you want to wade through a lot more details, I have been live blogging the whole fight for the last three years. It started with us playing defense after Sandy hook, then defense against Everytown in 2014, and now offense in 2015. The NRA and ASA (American Suppressor Association) also have lots of info about the recent Minnesota issues.