The Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, a non-partisan, single-issue Minnesota nonprofit advocacy organization, and its connected political fund, commented today on the endorsement by the Minnesota Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party of a set of extreme anti-gun candidates for statewide office.
"The DFL's assault on the two-and-a-half-million law-abiding gun owners in Minnesota continued this weekend as DFL-endorsed Governor Candidate Erin Murphy selected anti-gun State Representative Erin Maye Quade as her running mate, " stated Bryan Strawser, Chairman, Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus & PAC. "Erin Murphy has stated how proud she is of her 'F' rating from the NRA - a rating earned through her multiple terms in Saint Paul as being hostile to the Second Amendment - including support for bans on commonly owned hunting and deer rifles, ex-parte orders to seize firearms, and removing Minnesota's strong privacy protections for gun owners."
"Earlier this year, Representative Erin Maye Quade signed onto the most egregious gun control bill in Minnesota history," added Rob Doar, Political Director. "Rep. Linda Slocum's HF3022 would have essentially ended most firearms ownership in Minnesota over the next generation through a registration and confiscation system while requiring law-abiding gun owners to allow the police to inspect their homes annually without a warrant for 'safe storage'."
"DFL-endorsed Attorney General candidate Matt Pelikan has called for complete bans on many semi-automatic firearms under the guise of 'gun safety' legislation and was even introduced and endorsed at the convention by Minnesota's leading gun control non-profit organization, " stated Strawser.
"Gun owners in Minnesota should be motivated now more than ever to defeat this extreme anti-gun agenda represented by these candidates, " added Doar. "Our organization, along with our partners, will be working to ensure that motivated gun owners come to the polls to defeat this unwarranted assault on their constitutional rights."