Session Coming Soon! Where Should We Focus?

Session Coming Soon! Where Should We Focus?

In just a few days, the 2020 session of the Minnesota State Legislature will be kicking off in St. Paul, and gun owners like you and me are going to be in the fight of our lives!

I have been working for days, talking with insiders as we finalize our legislative goals for the year, along with finalizing the budget we will need to be effective.

But I have to tell you, I’ve made these battle plans at the end of the year for many years now on behalf of Minnesota Gun Rights — and this year it’s different.

That’s because Governor Walz, Senator Ron Latz, and the DFL-controlled House have declared open warfare against our Second Amendment and gun owners like you who care about it.

The session that is about to kick off in St. Paul will be unlike anything we have faced here in Minnesota – even worse than 2019.

Web, allow me to be blunt. Without your action, I’m afraid that gun owners may lose significant Second Amendment freedoms during the upcoming session.

That’s why I am writing you today.

You see, I have to make a very difficult decision about where to focus our resources in this upcoming session. And since this has always been a member-driven organization, I would greatly covet your advice on how to proceed.

That’s why I have prepared and linked your 2020 Minnesota Gun Rights Membership Directive with this email. I’m counting on you to read this update and complete your directive RIGHT AWAY!

The fact is, without an IMMEDIATE infusion of funds to work with, I am afraid that we are going to have to make immediate cuts in our 2020 program — at a time when we need to fight harder than ever before!

You see, Governor Walz and Speaker Melissa Hortman are furious with gun owners after stopping their attacks last year, and already announced that passing ‘Universal Background Checks’ is their number one priority for the 2020 session.

Don’t be fooled for a second by the spin from the media and lawmakers in St. Paul — these ‘harmless background checks’ are gun registrations, plain and simple.

After all, the ONLY way to enforce such a “universal background check” scheme in the first place is by building a database of gun owners.

And as you and I both know, registration is just the first step toward outright CONFISCATION.

Passage of this bill in our state is Michael Bloomberg’s number one goal, and his water boys in St Paul have been pushing for this for YEARS!

But it gets worse.

You see, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, who’s no friend to gun owners, has flat out told the media that he is very willing to hold hearings on this bill during the 2020 session!

Even worse, we know that TWO Republican Senators, Scott Jensen and Paul Anderson, support passage of this legislation as they’ve cosponsored this bill in the past — and only withdrew their support once they heard from thousands of MGR members.

Either way you look at it, this is going to be a MAJOR FIGHT.

So if you think that stopping Bloomberg’s statewide registry of gun owners needs to be our top priority in 2020, please mark OPTION #1, ‘STOP UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS’ on your member directive.

Of course, if this were all you and I had to worry about it would be bad enough.

But we know that some version of ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation will become a huge legislative battle in St. Paul next session.

Governor Walz can’t wait to pass it, and since it was already passed through the DFL-controlled House last session, this bill is still alive!

That means that our shot at stopping this legislation will be in the Senate.

As you just read, Senate Republican “Leadership” is openly talking about making a deal on gun control this session — and our sources are telling us that if we defeat ‘Universal Background Checks,’ the Republican caucus will concede on this bill.

Shamefully, Republicans in states like Ohio, Iowa, Arkansas, Tennessee and others are caving in support for this legislation.

If passed into law, ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation would order government agents into your home to seize your guns even if you haven’t been arrested — much less convicted of anything!

Even worse, the way this bill is currently drafted, the hearing that determines whether or not you will be able to keep your firearms is “ex-parte,” meaning you would not even know about the hearing until they come for your firearms!  

All it takes is someone to file a bogus complaint against you. Maybe it’s your liberal neighbor who doesn’t like the pro-gun bumper sticker on your vehicle. Or maybe it’s your anti-gun college professor who simply hates gun owners.

Or maybe it’s a soon to be ex, looking to ruin you.

Of course, once your guns are seized, you’ll be spending weeks in court and thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees to try and get them back.

Simply put, it’s gun-confiscation through the destruction of the right to due process.

So if you think that stopping unconstitutional ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation needs to be our top priority in 2019, please mark OPTION #2, ‘STOP RED FLAG GUN SEIZURES’ on your member directive.

But before you do, please don’t forget that 2020 is an absolutely critical election year as well.

Gun-grabbers in Minnesota are desperate to DESTROY our gun rights, seize control of the Senate and expand their State House majority to continue their agenda of turning Minnesota into a socialist hellhole.

You and I know that the anti-gun left has the momentum on their side in Minnesota.

But I promise you that I’m going to fight like hell to make sure those America-hating leftists don’t get their way and destroy our state!

In fact, I’m preparing to run the biggest and nastiest election year program in the history of MGR.

Over the last several years, Minnesota Gun Rights has become the most FEARED force in all of state politics!

That’s not because we play buddy-buddy with legislators and cozy up to them until they like us, like some organizations do.

It’s because they HATE us.

That’s because time and time again, the members of Minnesota Gun Rights have risen up and destroyed their plans of gutting our Second Amendment freedom.

And it’s because every legislator knows that if they try to betray us on guns, we’ll expose them to gun owners in their districts.

And legislators know when election time rolls around, they will be held accountable for EVERY vote they take.

Don’t forget, both the House AND the Senate are up for election in 2020, meaning this is our opportunity to deal some major political blows against anti-gun legislators who’ve spent the last several years attacking your gun rights!

On the other hand, anti-gun activists are certain to try to seize the same opportunity to expand their anti-gun influence in St Paul.

My goal is to go on the attack ahead of both the 2020 primaries and General Election to ensure that every anti-gun member of our State Legislature in BOTH parties is exposed.

I’ll use every tool at my disposal from mail and email, to social media, to hard-hitting radio, door-to-door lit drops, newspaper and even TV ads if I can raise the resources.

Such a program is going to be very expensive.

But it could not be more important — not since BILLIONAIRE gun-grabbers like Michael Bloomberg have jumped into Minnesota with both feet and are spending MILLIONS of dollars to force their anti-American agenda down our throats just like we’re seeing in Virginia.

So if you think holding the gun-grabbers accountable in 2020 should be my top priority, please mark OPTION #3 “EXPOSE THE GUN-GRABBERS” on your member directive.

I’m sure you can see why I’m so torn.

There just aren’t any easy options, as both stopping the Bloomberg/Walz gun control agenda and working to expose anti-gun candidates in the 2020 elections deserve our utmost attention.

But I have to face facts.

And as it stands today, I just don’t have the ability to run a full-scale program to stop Governor Walz’ gun control agenda while also running an extremely necessary election program — especially not with the Senate leadership about to cave in.

That’s why I’m counting on you to please fill out and return your Minnesota Gun Rights Membership Directive and tell me where to focus.

Of course, when you do so, you’ll notice that I have included another option on your membership directive — an option that we haven’t talked about yet, because implementing it would require a major influx of funds.

Nevertheless, it’s the option that I am secretly hoping you will choose.

And that’s OPTION #4: FIGHT LIKE HELL TO BLOCK ALL OF THE GUN CONTROL BILLS IN ST. PAUL WHILE ALSO DOING EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER TO EXPOSE THE ANTI-GUNNERS! DO NOT GIVE GOVERNOR WALZ AND BLOOMBERG A SINGLE INCH!”

But please note that if you select this option, I need you to dig deep and make a sizable investment in the Second Amendment battle, to help us put this plan into action.

I simply can’t afford to run these programs simultaneously without it.

In fact, without considerable help from gun owners like you, running even ONE of these programs at the scale they would need to be run without immediate assistance will be very tough.

Gun-grabbers here in St. Paul and in Washington D.C. have declared WAR on law abiding gun owners in Minnesota — and they are playing for keeps.

Gun owners like you and me must draw a line in the sand and get ready for the fight of our lives, because this is the one!

Our freedom, our way of life, and our very ability to defend ourselves and our loved ones here in Minnesota is on the line in a very real way.

That’s why my hope is that you after you’ve completed your Membership Directive, you will agree to a generous gift of $250 right away.

I know that’s a lot.  I know I’m asking you to dig deep.

But to fight back and stop all of these attacks — not to mention preparing for a massive elections program — we need to mobilize more gun owners than ever before!

So if $250 is just too much, won’t you please agree to $100, $50 or at least $25?

With the State Legislature convening very soon, I simply must hear from you immediately.

Please don’t delay.

Please fill out your Membership Directive and submit it to me along with your most generous contribution right away.

For Minnesota, 

Benjamin Dorr
Executive Director
Minnesota Gun Rights

P.S. With the 2020 legislative session starting soon, I need to make some very difficult decisions about where to focus our efforts this year.

Without a massive influx of funds, I simply can’t stop the massive gun control freight train that is coming down the tracks.

Governor Walz has made it clear that passing a massive gun control bill is the TOP PRIORITY THIS SESSION.

We know part of that agenda includes both ‘Universal Background Checks’ (aka a statewide registry of gun owners) and passing ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ legislation!

At the same time, the 2020 elections are coming up fast and it’s our best opportunity to get our pound of flesh from anti-gun lawmakers running for reelection.

So I need your immediate advice!

Please fill out your Membership Directive and submit it to me right away

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