Minnesota State Senate holds hearings on gun legislation

Earlier this month, Minnesotan gun rights activists attended gun control hearings in the state house. This afternoon, those activists paid a visit to the state senate, where a hearing was held to discuss proposed gun control legislation:

Blogger Erin Haust, of ConservativeDailyNews.com, live-tweeted the proceedings:

Fortunately, the Minnesota state legislators seem to be a bit more adept at keeping their feet out of their mouths than their Colorado counterparts. And many of those who testified made a strong case for gun ownership.

But whether the powers that be ultimately rule in favor of upholding Minnesotans’ Second Amendment rights remains to be seen. Public testimony before the senate will resume this evening.

  • V the K

    Have any of those politicians made the requisite condescending speech about deer hunting? (Because, as every Constitutional scholar knows, the Founding Fathers were obsessed with controlling the deer population).

  • FreedomCzar

    Love their straw men..”would you fly….” total ass hat!

    • walterc

      I would fly if no one was being searched simply due to the fact that I would be one of the conceal carriers on board ready to shoot anyone that threatens or otherwise disrupts the flight.

  • Maxx

    During all of these “hearings,” let us remember the founding fathers were smarter than today’s, gun-grabbing liberals. They understood…bearing in mind their immediate ancestry arrived on ships, not canoes….that advancements in technology would forever, affect life in the new land.

    It’s why they wrote “the right to bear arms,” not

    “the right to bear muskets.”

    • CatHerder

      It’s funny that no one ever points out that the smoothbore muskets of the Revolutionary War were the result of centuries of firearm innovation. Does anyone suppose that the same people who gave us the Constitution were too ignorant to realize there would be more such innovation?

      • http://twitter.com/__abstraction__ An Abstraction

        They certainly weren’t ignorant – but no one could imagine the amount of concentrated firepower that’s currently available for Consumer Consumption. However, whether it be muskets or AK-47’s, they understood that people need to protect themselves from illegitimate uses of force.

        • CatHerder

          And yet “four score and seven years” later, Federal cavalry were being armed with seven-shot Spencer repeating rifles.

          From the time firearms became more than a curiosity for the wealthy, civilians arms have usually been more advanced and higher quality than the norm for troops. Governments were too cash-strapped to invest in unproven geegaws and military establishments, being conservative by nature, hated to adopt anything that upset their preparations to refight the last war.

        • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

          I very much think they could have conceived of it. Certainly not in the form it eventually took, but just as we can envision that someday there will be directed energy weapons and that technological innovation will continue to advance weapons and medicine alike, there is no reason I should fear a society of private “laser gun” owners in the future. What they rightly conceived of, was that The State loves power and disarming citizens has been a tried and true measure time immemorial for bureaucrats to insure they can keep it when they’ve acquired it.

    • BillC

      When someone brings up the “2A only applies to muskets” strawman, simply respond “Then 1A only applies to quills, parchment paper and moveable type presses”.

  • NRPax

    I’m glad to see that the pressure is being kept on the gun grabbing types no matter where they surface.

  • DwellsInFire

    I’m confused as to why several states are jumping the gun and either talking about new gun laws or passing gun control laws before our federal govt comes out with theirs. New York was so damn fast with theirs it was ridiculous. Apparently they didn’t even go through the proper procedures and channels either. Shows you how the libs have been just itching to neuter law abiding gun owners the first chance they could get.

  • OneThinDime

    Minnesota has no 2nd Amendment in its Constitution but it sure does have one against slavery. They also defeated marriage and Voter ID. Makes you wonder about the brain freeze in those idiot liberals’ heads.

  • OneThinDime

    Wisconsin is actively recruiting MN businesses. Let the exodus out of MN continue, let them quickly reach financial ruin with hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens and millions on welfare & foodstamp programs.