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Minnesota State Senate holds hearings on gun legislation

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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:

PHOTO: 2nd Amendment supporters flood the Minnesota State Capitol for #mngunhearings on.fb.me/Xs2R0V #mnleg

— Eye on Politics (@EyeOnPolitics) February 21, 2013

Senate Judiciary committee hearing on gun bills beginning now in the #MNLeg. Watch LIVE:#mngunhearings

— Eye on Politics (@EyeOnPolitics) February 21, 2013

Huge turnout for pro gun rights activists at #MNGunHearings #stibpol twitter.com/jduesenberg/st…

— JakeDuesenberg(R-MN) (@jduesenberg) February 21, 2013

Fact. 2Aers r bringing DATA & FACT 2 the table. Stand up & take notice grabbers! #MNGunHearings#mnleg #stribpol @tcguns_carry.

— Kristi Cherney (@kjcherney) February 21, 2013

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

Scariest part of #mngunhearings is bills are up 4 inclusion in larger omnibus theyre hoping 2 pass quietly in wks twitter.com/erinhaust/stat…

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

#mngunhearings speaker talking now trying 2 make case that U dont have exclusive right to carry firearm cuz u cant yell “Fire!” In crowd

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Prof Vogel, Hamline trying 2 make case for “reeeeasonable” gun control #mngunhearings Touts senate’s legal power twitter.com/erinhaust/stat…

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Up next=SF235 Expand ILELIGIBILITY to possess firearms, ammo #mngunhearings Also redefines “crime of violence” twitter.com/erinhaust/stat…

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Sen Ortman calls out Prof Vogel for his bias. Asks for equal time for Constitutional expert w/other side #mngunhearings Thank u Sen Ortman

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Was happy 2 see ProtectMN lobbyist Heather Martens (who intro’d gun ban in house) was unable to get in hearing room #mngunhearings tee hee

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Attny M Freeman thanks Sen Latz 4 “authoring” bill moments after Latz thanks Freeman for writing it #mngunhearings twitter.com/erinhaust/stat…

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Next up SF458 to amend transfer of firearms & eligibility req’s #mngunhearings Mayor Rybak waiting to testify @michellemalkin @dloesch

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Sen Champion says intent of bill is 2 stop transfer of guns w/o bkgrd chk. #mngunhearings No more guns as presents? twitter.com/erinhaust/stat…

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Obama darling Mayor RT Rybak waiting to testify #mngunhearings Wants STRICT gun control in MN #mnleg #stribpol twitter.com/erinhaust/stat…

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Rybak asks if u wld u fly if 40% ppl didnt go thru security #mngunhearings Says 40% guns owned by ppl w/o bkgrd chks twitter.com/erinhaust/stat…

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

@erinhaust Strict interpret could limit ability to borrow / lend a gun – and what about antiques….or family heirlooms? Ridiculous!

— Monique Morton (@Beretta680) February 21, 2013

I count at least 7 cameras/newsies at #mngunhearings Wonder how they will report…. #stribpol

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Sami Rahamim gives same testimony he gave in house #mngunhearings Sad story but new laws wld not have saved his dad twitter.com/erinhaust/stat…

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

What the heck does League of Women Voters have to do w GUN CONTROL? #mngunhearings twitter.com/erinhaust/stat…

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Chris Rager of #NRA “gun sales at all time high; gun crime at all time low” #mngunhearings twitter.com/erinhaust/stat…

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Chris Rager #NRA “less than 1% of gun crimes committed w/gun show purchases” #mngunhearings twitter.com/erinhaust/stat…

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

“Criminals have not & will not submit to bkgrd chks. THEY ARE CRIMINALS.” #mngunhearings twitter.com/erinhaust/stat…

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Rob Doar: unintended consequences– $100s in transfer fees 4 students in firearm safety courses borrowing gun from instructor #mngunhearings

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Prof Olson of GOCRA: millions of law abiding citizens are not cause of CT & CO shootings. Beating up on us wont solve problem #mngunhearings

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

#DFL legislators are using State Troopers to question lawful gun owners about their permit to carry at #MNGunHearings

— JakeDuesenberg(R-MN) (@jduesenberg) February 21, 2013

Rory Grobes, citizen testifier: Consider the actual affect of your legislation, not just the intent #mngunhearings twitter.com/erinhaust/stat…

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

#mngunhearings woman now trotting out victim stories & invokes PrezBO’s spch “deserve a vote…” Ugh.

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Sen Cohen blurts “dont yuck it up” while women testifies. Im in room & no one is “yuckng up” #mngunhearings

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Sen Cohen SO RUDE! Asks Kevin Vick about inconvenience. Vick: This is a matter of RIGHT, more specifically 2A right #mngunhearings

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Kevin Vick: There are better ways to save human lives than knee-jerk do-nothing legislation #mngunhearings

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

Sen Ortman says she prefers bringing up each bill individually vs omnibus #mngunhearings

— EJ Haust (@erinhaust) February 21, 2013

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.

Here was the anti-2A section at the #MNgunhearings today #MN #Minnesota #gunrights #2A #stribpol twitpic.com/c5p5v8

— TCguns_carry (@TCguns_carry) February 21, 2013

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.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/21/minnesota-state-senate-holds-hearings-on-gun-legislation/

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