Fight for your rights at the Capitol next Tue/Wed/Thu

We need you to come to the capitol at least one of three days next week. It’s important.


Today, members of the Minnesota House introduced a stunning array of bills to strip you of your firearm rights, your due process rights and other freedoms. We’ll be detailing these bills on our web site and on Facebook in the next day.


Next week, the Minnesota House will hold three days of hearings on these bills. All the politicians, the legislators, the governor and the media will be watching.


Gun owners need to be at the hearings in overwhelming numbers.


February 3, 4 and 5


(Yes, this will involve taking time off of work for many, and we wouldn’t ask if it were not so important. It is that important.)


Can you attend one or more of the hearings?


The hearings are at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdayyou’ll need to be there by 8:30. Gun rights activists will meet in room 400S of the State Office Building.


We’ll have buttons and t-shirts to help identify you as one of the good guys and gals (please bring $1 for buttons or $10 for t-shirts to offset our costs).



There are also two evening hearings, on Tuesday and Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. Plan to be there by 4:30 p.m. to get a seat.


If you can come to one or more of the five hearings, please let us know by sending an email to If you are flexible about which day or days, tell us that, too, so we can be sure to fill the seats for all five sessions.


If you, or someone you know, can testify against gun control, please tell us that, too, and we can help get you to the right people to get on the list.


Whether you can come or not, please call your senator and representative, urge them to reject any gun control measures. Then, call each member of the committee and tell them the same thing:


Public Safety Committee Members:


Representative Michael Paymar (DFL)

call and email Klobuchar and Franken TODAY!

Senator Diane Feinstein has released her “Assault Weapon” ban proposal, and it is as bad as we expected, including a magazine limit of nine rounds, banning of rifles with even one incorrect cosmetic feature, and hundreds of specific guns banned by name.

Gun safety advocate Diane Feinstein

Gun safety advocate Diane Feinstein

TODAY is the day to call Senator Klobuchar and Senator Franken and tell them that you will not tolerate any further infringement of your rights.

Senator Al Franken (D)

Web contact form

Phone: (651) 221-1016

full contact information


Senator Amy Klobuchar (D)

Web contact form

Phone: 1-888-224-9043

full contact information

Making the call takes less than a minute, and it’s free. Sending an email is just as fast.

Please contact your U.S. Representative as well. If that info isn’t at the bottom of this email, click here to find yours.

Please do it today, then forward this email to a friend or six, and ask them to do the same.

Do it as if your right to own a gun depended on it — because it does.



Minnesota sheriffs propose REAL solutions to violence


Yesterday, Minnesota sheriffs — experts in both crime and politics — joined judges and legislators in proposing fact-based, realistic solutions to the problem of violence in our society.


These proposals focused on enforcing existing laws and making government bureaucracies do their jobs without infringing on the rights of the law-abiding 99%


The Minnesota Sheriffs Association, represented by Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, laid out five specific recommendations:

Stanek, Olson and Latz

  1. Improving the completeness and accuracy of the state criminal records system

  2. Making Minnesota courts quickly and accurately report civil mental health commitments that result in a firearms prohibition

  3. Making these public mental health commitment records instantly available to street cops so they know who they may be facing when they arrive at a call for service

  4. Providing earlier mental health assessments for jail inmates, so they get the help they need sooner

  5. Reassessing Minnesota’s civil commitment laws to ensure that dangerously ill people get the treatment they need

GOCRA fully supports these policy proposals, and applauds the sheriffs and other coalition members for focusing on real, solvable issues, and not on fear-mongering. GOCRA also congratulates Senator Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park), formerly an opponent of gun rights, for signing on to this practical approach.


These elected leaders and sworn law enforcement officials recognize that their law-abiding, gun-owning constituents are not the cause of societal violence, and that infringing on the Constitutional rights that they swore to support and defend will not make us safer.


Their common-sense, to-the-point recommendations should be given immediate attention by the Minnesota Legislature.

Please take a moment to contact your sheriff and thank him or her for supporting these proposals, and contact your legislators to urge them to act on them. As always, their contact information is below, if we have your address.

P.S. Yes, we’ll be talking about Diane Feinstein’s “assault weapon” ban proposal soon!