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We’re winning

Minnesota is looking to pass a law to issue handgun carry permits to law-abiding citizens. Again:

In a solid win for pro-gun forces, the Minnesota Senate passed a measure Friday that would allow nearly all law-abiding citizens to get permits to carry loaded handguns in public.

The 44-21 vote likely clears the way for the Minnesota House to pass the bill early next week and send it to the governor for his signature.

Lawmakers first passed the measure, alternatively called the conceal-carry bill or the Personal Protection Act, in 2003, but the state Appeals Court last month ruled that the way it was passed was unconstitutional.

During five hours of Senate debate, proponents of the bill, made up largely of Republicans and rural Democrats, prevailed in vote after vote.

Excellent.

One Response to “We’re winning”

  1. Ravenwood Says:

    One [amendment], which passed unanimously, would make it a misdemeanor for a registered sex offender to carry a pistol.

    This is not only useless, but flouts the Fifth Amendment by compelling registered sex offenders to register their illegal gun carrying.

    “I’m deeply troubled that the majority of the Senate ignored the rights of religious institutions,” said Lillehaug. “Apparently some of them thought the Second Amendment was more important than the First Amendment.”

    It is.