Tell Rep. Norton No!

Tell Rep. Norton No!

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Rep. Kim Norton introduced a bill on January 28th, 2016 that would put numerous new obstacles in the path of law-abiding gun owners across the State of Minnesota.

Her bill, purporting to be a "gun safety bill" would require the following:

  • Universal registration of firearms
  • Mandatory government training to even own a gun
  • 28 day waiting period to pickup your newly purchased firearm
  • Mandated storage procedures - meaning that government will tell you how to store your firearms

Representative Norton's gun control bill is filled with the failed gun control strategies of the past, and ignores actions that she could have introduced that would have actually impacted gun violence, such as improving access to mental health, dealing with the widespread under sentencing of firearms crimes in the courts, and adding funding to urban police forces where gun violence remains a challenge.

Here are some actions that you can take TODAY to help us put a halt to Rep. Norton's gun control bill:

  1. Add your name to this petition by signing below. We'll deliver it to Representative Norton's office right after the start of the upcoming legislative session.

  2. Call Rep. Norton at 651-296-9249. Tell Rep. Norton that you are opposed to her gun control legislation and want to see the focus where it belongs - on improving access to mental health care, helping police deal with violent gun crime, and addressing the widespread under sentencing of firearms crimes in the courts.

  3. Send an e-mail to Rep. Norton to re-iterate your points. Be polite, but firm.

  4. Join the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus and help us in the 24x7 fight to protect your constitutional rights as a gun owner in Minnesota.

 

Representative Norton:

In your press release on January 28th, 2016, you unveiled a "gun safety" bill filled with the failed gun control strategies of the past, including:

  • Universal Registration
  • Mandatory Government Training to own a firearm
  • 28 Day Waiting Period
  • Mandated Storage Procedures

As a law-abiding gun owner in Minnesota, we demand that you end your support for this sort of ineffective gun control and focus on strategies that will actually impact gun violence in the state, including improving access to mental health, dealing with the widespread under sentencing of firearms crimes in the courts, and adding funding to urban police forces where gun violence remains a challenge.

Who's signing

Greg McCool
John Kaikkonen
Leland Shaw
Fran Sturm
Brian Wegscheid
David Thompson
Don Razskazoff
Brian Mowers
Bryant Stewart
Donald Vanderploeg
Judy Schneider
Karina Johnson
Iven Barlage
Scott Lueders
David Vigdal
Daniel Trost
Justin Ollerich
William Brown
Pete Martinetto
Susan Martinetto
John Prange
Steve Halling
Jeff Pinkerton
James Kennedy
Thomas Parrow
Tim Momsen
Rick Simmons
Peter Erickson
233 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 191 reactions

  • Greg McCool
    signed 2016-02-02 12:11:28 -0600
  • John Kaikkonen
    signed 2016-02-02 11:18:43 -0600
    John Kaikkonen
  • Leland Shaw
    signed 2016-02-02 10:19:05 -0600
    I am strongly opposed to your purported “gun safety bill” Your bill is not getting to the root cause of mass murder. There is a link between drugs for mental disorders and mass murder, check it out.

    http://www.ammoland.com/2015/12/newscaster-ben-swann-exposes-the-link-between-drugs-mass-murder/?utm_source=Ammoland+Subscribers&utm_campaign=2e44a86e1f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6f6fac3eaa-2e44a86e1f-20832869#axzz3v460Epx1


    Leland Shaw
  • Fran Sturm
    signed 2016-02-02 09:59:37 -0600
    Fran Sturm
  • Brian Wegscheid
    signed 2016-02-02 07:38:33 -0600
  • David Thompson
    signed 2016-02-02 07:04:03 -0600
  • Don Razskazoff
    signed 2016-02-02 05:38:39 -0600
  • Brian Mowers
    signed 2016-02-01 21:41:12 -0600
  • Bryant Stewart
    signed 2016-02-01 18:47:22 -0600
  • Donald Vanderploeg
    signed 2016-02-01 13:08:45 -0600
  • Judy Mira
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-01 11:57:31 -0600
    I signed the @mnguncaucus petition to oppose Rep. Kim Norton's gun control legislation!
  • Judy Schneider
    signed 2016-02-01 11:55:35 -0600
    I oppose Ms. Nortons legislation, as it further removes the rights of legitimate gun owners, to protect themselves from dangerous individuals who choose to not abide by any laws.
  • Karina Johnson
    signed 2016-02-01 09:48:16 -0600
    So when we get attacked by someone using force, we should ask them to hold on while we go and get our guns out of our government required or issued safe. Yeah OK! Look at the world around us!! Its about character and its about common sense people! A bank robber doesn’t go up to the door of the bank and see’s a sign that says “We Ban Guns” and then stops and turns around and walks away because oh darn he cant bring his gun in there…. no people! Its about common sense!!! If we put out a big sign that says “Please don’t use guns for violence in this country and there is no terrorism allowed” think that the world will be at peace? You can put as many signs and rules up as you want. It doesn’t stop the stupid people. So let the smart and common sense ones have the means to protect themselves. Never know, one of them might be able to protect you Representative Norton… and if you are anti-guns. Tell any of your security teams to please not have their guns on them…. do you feel safer then?? Common Sense… that’s what this world is lacking…. so why don’t you work on improving that instead of stripping people of their rights! Work on creating common sense….
  • Iven Barlage
    signed 2016-01-31 20:08:26 -0600
  • Scott Lueders
    signed 2016-01-31 18:44:13 -0600
  • David Vigdal
    signed 2016-01-31 16:40:00 -0600
  • Daniel Trost
    signed 2016-01-31 15:50:21 -0600
    HF 2415 will not stop any of mass shootins, and only makes it harder for law abinding people to exercise their 2nd ammendment rights…(not privileges)!
  • Justin Ollerich
    signed 2016-01-31 11:17:03 -0600
  • William Brown
    signed 2016-01-31 11:14:24 -0600
  • Pete Martinetto
    signed 2016-01-31 09:32:18 -0600
  • Susan Martinetto
    signed 2016-01-31 09:29:17 -0600
  • John Prange
    signed 2016-01-30 19:31:26 -0600
    Why don’t you focus on improving our mental health care system instead of introducing gun control bills that will do NOTHING to reduce the criminal use of firearms?
  • Steve Halling
    signed 2016-01-30 18:48:01 -0600
    Stephen Halling
  • Jeff Pinkerton
    signed 2016-01-30 16:27:40 -0600
    Jeff Pinkerton
  • James Kennedy
    signed 2016-01-30 15:49:07 -0600
  • Thomas Parrow
    signed 2016-01-30 15:26:57 -0600
    On the outset training sounds great, can you guarantee that the violent offenders (the mentally disturbed and the criminal element) will take this training? Of course you can’t.
    What real good will waiting 28 days accomplish?
    We already do background checks .
    Government “mandates” for gun storage. Come to my home and you may look at my gun safe. This is not the governments BUSINESS. Once again responsible gun owners already do this.


    Rep. Kim Norton’s signature gun control bill. It’s full of the failed gun control strategies of the past and would do nothing to stop mass shootings, violent criminals, or suicides.

    It just puts the burden of just one more over bearing gun law on the backs of the average LAW ABIDING citizenry. I’M SICK OF IT!!!!
  • Tim Momsen
    signed 2016-01-30 14:35:46 -0600
  • Rick Simmons
    signed 2016-01-30 13:11:52 -0600
  • Peter Erickson
    signed 2016-01-30 12:14:56 -0600
  • Renee Kannegiesser
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-01-30 11:52:26 -0600
    I signed the @mnguncaucus petition to oppose Rep. Kim Norton's gun control legislation!

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