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One MORE ‘One more day’ to call the Governor!

There’s still time to call the Governor and ask him to sign HF1467

We know this will come as a suprise to many, but sometimes government moves slowly.

Although the Minnesota House and Senate have agreed on this legislation for days, it took until Thursday for the bill to be presented to the Governor, which means that you have until midnight tonight to tell him to sign it.

What you can do today:

  1. Call the governor’s office, and ask him to sign HF1467, the Stand Your Ground bill, TODAY!

    Metro: 651-201-3400

    Toll Free: 800-657-3717

  2. Send an email: Go to the governor’s web site at http://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/form/, and send the same message.
  3. Send a fax with the same message to 651-797-1850. Don’t have fax machine? Send a fax for free at faxzero.com or gotfreefax.com
  4. Forward this to a dozen friends and ask them to do the same.

The Stand Your Ground bill protects and restores our rights in many ways. Here’s the detail:

HF1467/SF1357 Summary

HF1467, the Defense of Dwelling and Person Act of 2011, brings “Stand Your Ground” protections to Minnesota, restores the presumption that a person using self defense is innocent until proven guilty, enhances Castle Doctrine, prevents the state from seizing guns during an emergency (remember Hurricane Katrina?), improves carry reciprocity with other states and requires the government to do its job to serve law-abiding citizens.

The full text of the bill can be found here: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bin/bldbill.php?bill=H1467.2.html&session=ls87

Here’s some more detail about the bill:

Adds Stand Your Ground

HF1467 brings “Stand Your Ground” protections to Minnesota, removing the requirement that an intended victim of violent crime must retreat from a place where he has a right to be before using deadly force in self defense.

Enhances Castle Doctrine

The bill also strengthens Minnesota’s “Castle Doctrine,” clarifying when and under what circumstances individuals can legally use deadly force to protect themselves in their homes and vehicles. In addition, it creates a presumption that, when faced with an apparent home invasion, carjacking or kidnapping attempt, a person may use deadly force in self defense.

Adds Universal Carry Permit Acceptance

Of particular interest to carry permit holders, the final article of the bill updates our carry permit reciprocity standards, allowing people holding carry permits from any other state to carry in Minnesota (under Minnesota law, of course). This should result in a large increase in the number of states where Minnesota permit holders can carry, since many states allow other states’ permit holders to carry on a reciprocal basis.

Prevents Gun Seizures During a State of Emergency

Taking a lesson from the problems in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the bill also bans government agencies from seizing guns or ammo, revoking permits to purchase or carry, closing gun shops, or otherwise suspending our constitutional rights during a civil emergency — or at any other time. It also prohibits law enforcement officers from seizing a person’s gun, unless the person is arrested, or the gun is evidence of a crime. Enhances Purchase Permit Rights The bill also borrows a page from the Permit to Carry law, providing a more robust appeal process for denied purchase permits, and requiring that police chiefs and sheriffs whose purchase permit denials are overturned must pay the applicants’ legal costs.

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Today is your last chance to tell the Governor to support your rights

It’s now or never. Will you stand up for your rights?

It’s Friday. You’re looking forward to a relaxing weekend. But first, you have a job to do.

Tell Governor Dayton to stand up for your rights and sign the Stand Your Ground bill, HF1467!

 

If you haven’t called, emailed and faxed the governor, now’s the time. If you have, now’s the time to do it again.

 

What you can do TODAY:

  1. TAKE 15 SECONDS:

    Call the governor’s office, and ask him to sign HF1467, the Stand Your Ground bill, TODAY!

    Metro: 651-201-3400

    Toll Free: 800-657-3717

    Please be exceedingly polite and gracious to the Governor’s staff. They’ve been busy answering thousands of calls all week.

     

  2. TAKE 45 SECONDS:

    Send an email: Go to the governor’s web site at http://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/form/, and send the same message.

     

  3. TAKE 90 SECONDS:

    Send a fax with the same message to 651-797-1850. Don’t have fax machine? Send a fax for free at faxzero.com or www.gotfreefax.com.

     

  4. Forward this to a dozen friends and ask them to do the same.

     

  5. Got a web site? Add the banner at the top of this email. Just paste in this code:

 

 

HF1467 Summary

HF1467, the Defense of Dwelling and Person Act of 2011, brings

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Are your civil rights worth 15 seconds of your time? Call the Governor today!

Stand Your Ground is on the governor’s desk

Last night, the Minnesota House officially forwarded the Stand Your Ground bill to Governor Dayton.

It’s time to tell him to sign it. Please take a few seconds or minutes for your rights.

 

What you can do today:

  1. TAKE 15 SECONDS:

    Call the governor’s office, and ask him to sign HF1467, the Stand Your Ground bill, TODAY!

    Metro: 651-201-3400

    Toll Free: 800-657-3717

     

  2. TAKE 45 SECONDS:

    Send an email: Go to the governor’s web site at http://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/form/, and send the same message.

     

  3. TAKE 90 SECONDS:

    Send a fax with the same message to 651-797-1850. Don’t have fax machine? Send a fax for free at faxzero.com

     

  4. TAKE FIVE MINUTES:

    Write a real letter, on paper. These are incredibly effective in convincing a politician of how seriously we take an issue.

    Governor Mark Dayton

    130 State Capitol

    75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

    St. Paul, MN 55155

    Suggested language: “Please sign HF1467, the Stand Your Ground bill, today.”

     

  5. Forward this to a dozen friends and ask them to do the same.

     

  6. Got a web site? Add the banner at the top of this email. Just paste in this code:

 

What you can do tomorrow, and every day until he signs the bill:

  1. Do it again (see above). Seriously.

The Stand Your Ground bill protects and restores our rights in many ways. Here

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