In the wake of the horrific Christian elementary school shooting in Nashville on Monday, Governor Tim Walz and Democrats held a press conference on Thursday to announce a renewed gun control push.
The House Public Safety Bill (HF 2890) contains two of these gun control provisions, including Universal Background Checks for all gun sales and transfers and Red Flag Laws.
Walz insists that 2023 is the year that he fully infringes upon the rights of the people. He justifies his tyrannical ideas based on public opinion polling. However, he failed to use this same logic when he signed an executive order that makes Minnesota a sanctuary state for child genital mutilation, which 67% of voters oppose.
Mental heath issues were not discussed at Walz’s press conference. According to him, guns are the only issue at hand. In fact, he took to yelling at Republican legislators who would vote against his proposals.
Gov. Walz warned Senate Republicans they’ll face a political backlash in 2026 if they vote against the two gun bills. This came after a reporter asked whether all 34 Democrats can risk voting for those bills. pic.twitter.com/c3rNqjxlt3— John Croman (@JohnCroman) March 31, 2023
Clearly, Walz is worried about his gun control demands failing on the floor of the Minnesota Senate, where Democrats carry a one-seat majority. Now is the time to put pressure on the Democrat politicians who may flip on this issue. Contact them below:
Judy Seeberger (SD 41)
Rob Kupec (SD 4)
Grant Hauschild (SD 3)
Aric Putnam (SD 14)