The 2021 legislative session is already underway here in St. Paul and our team has been working for several weeks to lock down our legislative goals for the year, along with the budget we need to fund them.
Like every other gun owner in America, I had hoped that President Trump would be in the White House for four more years.
But since the Electoral College has certified the vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, we are now preparing for a massive attack on our Second Amendment rights this year.
So while I would love nothing more than to put all of our energies into the fight for gun rights here in Minnesota, it’s clear that we need to devote significant resources to holding the line for freedom at the federal level, too.
That’s why I am writing you today.
Minnesota Gun Rights needs to decide how and where to focus our time and the generous financial resources that you entrust to us — and we need to decide very quickly.
And unlike federal gun groups that simply harvest their members donations and spend them on shopping sprees, private air travel, and massive salaries, MGR is a grassroots organization that works for you. So, we need to hear from you, right away.
The truth is that Minnesota Gun Rights spent a small fortune during the Primary and General elections last year, exposing anti-gun radicals like Rep. Brad Tabke, Rep. John Persell, Representative hopeful Leroy McClelland, and many others using the hardest hitting direct mail, radio and digital ads that Minnesota has ever seen!
It was an incredibly successful program! Tabke, Persell, McClelland (and many others) were booted out of office by gun owners who learned the truth about their records from MGR!
But it came at a cost.
As things stand today, Minnesota Gun Rights has the resources to run a solid legislative program in St Paul, or fight back against Biden’s gun control agenda in D.C.
We can’t do both.
But before you tell me where you want us to focus in 2021, let me explain where things stand in Congress and in St Paul.
When Joe Biden is sworn in as President, he won’t waste any time before ordering Nancy Pelosi to unleash a massive attack against our right to keep and bear arms.
And while there are dozens of threats that we will have to fight against, Michael Bloomberg spent $100,000,000 trying to save Nancy Pelosi’s majority, and he has three primary goals.
At the top of the Bloomberg’s list, is passage of a national gun owner registration scheme, which is being sold to gun owners as harmless ‘Universal Background Checks.’
Make no mistake, there is nothing harmless about ‘Universal Background Checks.’
This legislation would criminalize all private party firearms transfers in America — even those between fathers and sons — requiring you to be tracked, traced and registered like a sex offender every time you buy a gun!
Of course, the real purpose of this legislation isn’t to stop violent crime, as background checks have been proven to be utterly ineffective at stopping violent criminals and mass shootings.
No, Bloomberg and the radical left want to use these background checks to build a list of every gun owner in the country. Because before they can confiscate our guns, they first need to know where they are!
But as badly as they want to pass this national gun registry, Senator Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi are hoping that 2021 will be the year they finally ban our AR-15’s (along with over 200 similar rifles) and every single magazine that holds over ten rounds of ammunition.
We all know why.
The AR-15 is the best tool available to proud Americans who want to guard against criminals and tyrants alike. That’s because it’s lightweight, holds plenty of ammo, and can be customized to almost any desired specification.
With an estimated 20 million of these rifles in circulation, it’s clear that the AR-15 has become THE symbol of American defiance to tyranny.
Joe Biden and his even more radical handlers know that they can’t succeed in turning this great country into a socialist nation — where only the government has guns — as long as rifles like the AR-15 are in private hands.
They simply must outlaw them!
But we can’t forget about the dangers facing us if Joe Biden is able to pass a national ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ law.
As you may know, ‘Red Flag Gun Seizures’ would allow government agents, teachers, even a bitter ex-spouse, to make up wild stories about you that would give liberal judges the ability to order your firearms to be seized before you’ve been charged or convicted of anything!
Worse, this legislation is drafted to allow the entire court proceeding to take place ex-parte (in secret) so you would have no ability to be present and defend yourself in court.
Some of the evidence that can be cited against you includes the recent purchase of a firearm or ammunition! So the mere fact that you exercise your Second Amendment rights can be used against you in a ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ hearing!
What makes this legislation a major threat in 2021 is the number of sell-out Republicans — like Lindsay Graham, Marco Rubio, Rob Portman and Josh Hawley — who have already expressed their support for it.
Of course, these are just three of the threats that Minnesota Gun Rights will be on guard against next session.
The good news is that if we can pour enough pressure onto Capitol Hill, we can defeat this entire agenda in the House of Representatives, as Nancy Pelosi lost over a dozen seats last fall leaving her with the smallest Congressional majority in 100
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’ and ‘Universal Gun Registration’ legislation will become a huge legislative battle in St. Paul next session as well.
Governor Walz and metro-city socialists can’t wait to pass these bills and they’re already pounding the airwaves with calls for their passage now that the 2021 session has kicked off.
And capitol insiders are already telling us that Senate Republican “Leadership” is having closed-door discussions about making a deal on gun control this session – and that if we defeat ‘Universal Background Checks,’ the Republican caucus may concede on Red Flag Gun Seizures.
Shamefully, Republicans in states like Ohio, Iowa, Arkansas, Tennessee and others are caving in support for this legislation.
As you read above, 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!
And under ‘Universal Background Checks’, ALL firearms transfers would have to be run through a federal database, tracking, tracing and registering every gun and gun owner in America!
So if you think that stopping unconstitutional ‘Red Flag Gun Seizure’ and ‘Universal Gun Registration’ legislation needs to be our top priority in 2021, please mark OPTION #2, ‘STOP GUN CONTROL IN ST PAUL’ on your member directive.
But sometimes the best defense is a good offense, and no piece of pro-gun legislation gets gun owners fired up more than a full-orbed Stand-Your-Ground law!
Already on the books in thirty-six states, Stand-Your-Ground law removes the “duty to retreat” from a violent attacker, provides immunity from anti-gun prosecutors and criminals, and codifies the “threatened use of force” so that gun owners can use a firearm to deescalate violent situations.
I don’t know about you, but I believe the law should put the interests of law-abiding Minnesota citizens ahead of thugs and madmen.
Quite frankly, with Antifa and BLM thugs rioting, looting and burning our cities – and liberal politicians DEFUNDING the police – it has never been more important for Minnesotans to have the law on their side instead of protecting criminals!
So-called “pro-gun” politicians have been promising to advance Stand-Your-Ground law since 2014 but have REFUSED to put the bill up for a vote, choosing instead to choke and satisfy the Fake News media and anti-gun politicians.
But the political power of Minnesota Gun Rights’ membership has exploded since then and advancing a full-blown Stand-Your-Ground bill in this Legislative Session could be a major priority.
I’m sure you can see why I’m so torn, there just aren’t any easy options.
We absolutely must do everything we can to hold the line against Joe Biden’s federal gun control agenda! But we also have to do everything we can to pass pro-gun bills and STOP gun control in St Paul at the same time.
But I have to be realistic.
And right now, after our expensive election program last year, I just don’t have the funds to run a full-scale program at both the state and federal level at the same time.
That’s why I’m counting on you to please fill out and submit your Minnesota Gun Rights Member Ballot and tell me where to focus the resources that we have.
Of course, when you do so, you’ll notice that I have included another option on your membership ballot — an option that we haven’t talked about yet, because it’s just not possible without 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 CRUSH JOE BIDEN AND MICHAEL BLOOMBERG’S GUN CONTROL AGENDA IN D.C. AND SAINT PAUL, WHILE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO ADVANCE STAND-YOUR-GROUND LAW HERE IN MINNESOTA! FIGHT EVERYWHERE!”
Please note that if you click this option, I need you to dig deep and be as generous as possible, to help us put this plan into action.
I simply can’t afford to run a state and federal program at the same time without it. But with everything we are facing this year, we need to push back with everything we have RIGHT NOW!
I know that’s a lot. I know I’m asking you to dig deep.
But our Second Amendment freedoms and our very way of life are being threatened in a way that we’ve never seen before, and our children and grandchildren are counting on us to preserve their freedoms, as our forefathers did for us!
The legislative session has convened in St Paul, so I need to hear from you as soon as possible!
Minnesota Gun Rights
P.S. With the 2021 already underway in St Paul, I need to make some very difficult decisions about where to focus our resources and our time this session.
After the expensive (and very successful) election program we ran last year, we don’t have the resources we need to hold the line against the mounting gun control threats that are forming in Congress, while still working to advance Stand-Your-Ground law and stop gun control in St Paul.
So I need your immediate advice!