On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas from all of us here at Minnesota Gun Rights!
While we again saw Constitutional Carry and Stand-Your-Ground law bottled up and stopped in the Minnesota legislature, the members and supporters of Minnesota Gun Rights made their voices heard in a major way on Nov. 8.
Rod Skoe – a powerful 14-year incumbent Senator and Chair of the Taxes committee — was toppled and booted out of office by angry gun owners after voting to KILL Constitutional Carry on the Senate floor!
He wasn’t alone.
His comrade, Lyle Koenen, was also soundly defeated by gun owners after he too voted to crush our gun rights.
Simply put, the members of Minnesota Gun Rights had had enough and decided to voice their displeasure in a major way on election night, reshaping Minnesota politics for the next four years.
As a result, we have a pro-gun legislature for the first time in years, setting the stage for what we intend to be a very busy and productive 2017 legislative session!
And let me tell you, the rank and file members and supporters of Minnesota Gun Rights have sent shockwaves through the St Paul political establishment.
Every radio ad we ran, every piece of direct mail we deployed, every sponsored video we ran on Facebook, all of the ground game — all of this was funded by you.
Gun owners sent a loud message on election night: if you mess with our gun rights, with our right to defend ourselves and our loved ones, you will pay a price.
That’s a message the politicians don’t forget.
That’s the reason why we’re closer than ever before to passing Constitutional Carry and Stand-Your-Ground law here in Minnesota!
And for that, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope that you have a wonderful weekend with your family and friends.
But get ready.
In just 10 days the 2017 legislative session kicks off.
And it would be a mistake to assume that you and I can sit back and trust in the legislature to pass these important pieces of legislation on their own.
Nothing this controversial and nothing this important becomes law without a fight, that I can tell you.
So get ready!
2017 promises to be a wild ride as we fight to pass major legislation.
But we’d never have had the chance had it not been for all of your support of the Second Amendment in 2016.
And for that, again, I thank you and wish you a very Merry Christmas!
P.S. Merry Christmas from all of us here at Minnesota Gun Rights!
As we reflect on the success of 2016 in crushing anti-gunners at the polls and entirely replacing the leadership of the Minnesota Senate — I know that this was only possible because of you.
Now, as we prepare to kick off the 2017 legislative session in just 10 days, I hope you’ll stand with us again as we work to bring Constitutional Carry and Stand-Your-Ground law to Minnesota!