Texas legislators want to call a special session to pass it.
North Carolina voted it through the House just last week.
The Wisconsin State Senate had their first public hearing on it only two weeks ago.
And gun owners in Michigan are making us look bad by passing it through committee and sending it to the House for a full vote soon.
“It” is Constitutional Carry, and this legislation is on the move across the country!
The next legislative session here in Minnesota will be a critical one in the fight to advance Constitutional Carry here.
I can assure you that some members of the legislature will try to say that, “Now is not the year for it” and try to bury Constitutional Carry, just like they did this year!
That’s why Minnesota Gun Rights is working to obtain 100,000 signed petitions in support of Constitutional Carry this summer, so that every legislator in the state knows what we expect of them next session.
I hope your signed petition is in that pile! More on that in a moment.
Constitutional Carry is a very simple idea.
If you are legally allowed to possess a firearm, you would be legally allowed to carry that firearm for any lawful purpose without needing permission from the government.
No more adding your name to a government database or paying fees just to exercise your constitutional rights.
And despite what the liberal media and anti-gun politicians say, Constitutional Carry does not result in vigilante justice and random shootouts in the streets.
That’s why, right now, 13 states have already enacted Constitutional Carry legislation, including: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming!
It’s time Minnesota joined this growing list.
Having been involved in Minnesota politics for years, there’s one thing I know for sure and that is that majorities come and majorities go.
Right now is the best chance that gun owners have had in years to pass pro-gun legislation — thanks to the hard work of gun owners who removed so many anti-gun legislators from office!
But this window will not remain open indefinitely.
So act now!
To be clear, Constitutional Carry would not eliminate the permit system that we have in place right now.
It would simply make it optional.
So if you want a permit you can still have one, but that would be your choice.
While we have a pro-gun legislature at the moment, the fight for Constitutional Carry will not be an easy one.
Anti-gun legislators and liberal media outlets alike made it clear all session long, that the one thing they despise more than Stand-Your-Ground law is Constitutional Carry.
This will be a major political fight.
That’s why, in addition to your signed petition, I hope you will consider a generous donation to Minnesota Gun Rights to help us mobilize as many people as possible between now and next session.
We are hoping to be able to deliver a mountain of petitions to the legislature when they reconvene on February 20th and we are using direct mail, email, and social media to do just that.
But after the expensive 2017 legislative session, we need your help.
So whether you can make a major donation of $500-$1000 as some generous supporters have already done, or whether $5- $10 is more appropriate for you at this time — please just do what you can right away.
Either way, please make sure and sign your petition, as that’s most important.
Minnesota Gun Rights
P.S. Constitutional Carry is on the move in states all around us right now!
Minnesota Gun Rights hopes to drop a mountain of signed petitions in the legislature the first day of the 2018 session.