The Minnesota House Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy, presented the HF 241 bill today, 2/6/2013. This bill relates to: "Assault weapons; crime established for manufacturing, transferring, or possessing assault weapons; existing assault weapon disposal or registration provided for; terms defined; data classified; language clarified; and penalties provided."
So you would think that as elected representatives, tasked with preserving the rights and liberties, as well as the safety of all Minnesotans, they would want to hear testimony that directly relates to what they are currently discussing and planning on prohibiting.
How will this affect potentially millions (47%, the national average, of the 5.4 million people in Minnesota) of you and your neighbors who own guns?
What is it that is really subject to this legislation, cosmetic features?
What will be potentially making felons of those affected?
It is the responsibility they were elected to fulfill, but that seems to be too much for several when presented with the real objects, unloaded, inspected and approved by the Sergent at Arms for the House prior to display. And grudgingly allowed by the Committee Chair Michael Paymar, who said he was not happy about it.
However 5 DFL Legislators decided to be abruptly "not-present" while this presentation took place.
That is a breach of the public trust.!
Update: Removed video