May be old news (have'nt been around much) But is a worthy remention if it is .
The Legislature is on break for Passover and Easter. There will be no legislative
activity until April 10. House and Senate offices will be closed April 6.

Next Tuesday April 10th there will be a show down on the floor of the House over the
“Stand Your Ground” bill HF498 when the session begins at 12:00 PM. Representative
Cornish will ask fellow House members to pull the Stand Your Ground bill from the
Civil Justice and Public Safety committee where the majority party sent it to die. The
majority party will attempt to kill it again by re-referring it back to Civil
Justice or to another committee. If these efforts can be stopped and the bill is returned
to the House instead, it can be given a second reading and a debate followed by an
up or down vote. Should it pass the House, it will then be sent over to the Senate
where the fight will continue.

This bill can stay alive with your help. We have been here before. The following
things are what you need to do and when you need to do them.

*** Immediately send this email to all your gun owner friends so we can get as much
help as possible.

*** Send the following email on Monday and again early Tuesday morning before the
session resumes at noon. To make this very easy for you, use the GOCRA email service
at . Your email needs to be sent
to “ALL HOUSE” members found at the bottom of the “send to” drop down list. One
email will be sent to everyone. Here’s the email.


RE: HF 498

Very soon you will be required to cast a crucial procedural vote on the Castle
Doctrine sponsored by Rep Tony Cornish. He is asking is that HF 498, the "Stand Your
Ground" legislation, be given an up or down vote on the floor of the House, since he
couldn't get it heard in committee. We will be watching to see that you vote
AFFIRMATIVELY to bring HF 498 up out of committee onto the House Floor for a vote.

A vote to "kill the bill" by sending HF 498 back to a committee or to the Rules
committee will be counted as a bad vote by Minnesota gun owners.

Thank you,

(your name and address will be filled in for you)

Every email from a gun owner is very important, even from those of you who live in
Wisconsin and carry in Minnesota! Remember this bill began with just a handful of
co-authors and with your help now has gained about three dozen co-authors in several
weeks. Representative Cornish is doing all he can to keep this bill alive and this is
the next hurdle we need to help him clear in the process. Every email sent by gun
owners only improves our chance of success so email early and often.

So, please share this email with as many gun owners as you can and don’t forget to
send an email (or two) from this link to ALL HOUSE members on the
drop down list on next Monday and again on Tuesday morning.

It’s About Liberty, Your Liberty.

Gene German
Executive Director

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If every one of Minnesota’s 500,000 hunters and other gun owners who perhaps do not
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support and no person should be elected to any state office who did not deserve our “A”

Although we have our friends on both sides of the isle, we also have enemies in the
legislature as well. They are very busy with their clever attempts to take away your
rights. If you add your voice to ours, we can stop these very dangerous Bills from
becoming law.