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Firearms Registering in Minnesota

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GunDr, Mar 4, 2009.

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  1. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    From the NRA....

    Wednesday, March 04, 2009

    Please Contact the Members of the House Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division!
    On Friday, March 6, House File 953, introduced by State Representative Michael Paymar (DFL-64B), will be voted on by the House Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division Committee.

    This bill was designed to not only regulate the sale of firearms at gun shows, but to regulate the sale of firearms between law-abiding persons, all across Minnesota. As a whole, HF 953 will only affect law-abiding gun owners, and in no way keeps guns out of the hands of criminals.

    A particularly troublesome provision in HF 953 creates a de facto registration system by requiring records of all transfers to be maintained by the state. These records would be made available to all authorities, including for use in “civil” cases, which are often brought by anti-gun government officials and are designed to damage or interfere with lawful commerce in firearms.

    HF 953 is a direct attack on Minnesota’s gun rights. It also removes the carry permit holders’ exemption from the purchase permit requirement for all handgun or semi-automatic rifle purchases, not just those completed at gun shows, and increases the waiting period from five to seven days.

    Please contact the members of the Crime Victims/Criminal Records Division Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to protect our Second Amendment rights and oppose this bill. Contact information can be found below.

    State Representative John Lesch (DFL) Chairman
    Phone: 651-296-4224
    Email: rep.john.lesch@house.mn

    State Representative Ron Shimanski (R) Vice Chair
    Phone: 651-296-1534
    Email: rep.ron.shimanski@house.mn

    State Representative Debra Hilstrom (DFL)
    Phone: 651-296-3709
    Email: rep.debra.hilstrom@house.mn

    State Representative Kory Kath (DFL)
    Phone: 651-296-5368
    Email: rep.kory.kath@house.mn

    State Representative Paul Kohls (R)
    Phone: 651-296-4282
    Email: rep.paul.kohls@house.mn

    State Representative Jenifer Loon (R)
    Phone: 651-296-7449
    Email: rep.jenifer.loon@house.mn

    State Representative Dave Olin (DFL)
    Phone: 651-296-9635
    Email: rep.dave.olin@house.mn

    State Representative Michael Paymar (DFL)
    Phone: 651-296-4199
    Email: rep.michael.paymar@house.mn


    Here are a few of the parts the DFL/Libs wish to add to this bill.....

    Subd. 7a. Transfer by or to licensed dealers only. (a) No person shall transfer
    pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon unless the transferor or the transferee is a federally licensed firearms dealer.

    Where neither party to a prospective pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon transfer is a federally licensed firearms dealer, the parties shall complete the transfer through a federally licensed firearms
    dealer as follows:

    (1) the transferor shall deliver the pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon and a valid transferee permit or report of transfer to a federally licensed firearms dealer, who shall retain possession of that pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon until the transaction is completed or as provided in clause (3);

    (2) the federally licensed dealer shall comply with this section and federal law as if the dealer had agreed to directly transfer the pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon to the proposed transferee;

    (3) if the dealer cannot legally deliver the pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon to the proposed transferee or otherwise chooses not to complete the transaction, the dealer shall conduct a background check in accordance with federal law and file a report of transfer to transfer the pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon back to the original transferor.

    If the original transferor is prohibited by any state or federal law from possessing a pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon, the dealer shall transfer the firearm to the chief of police or sheriff within 24 hours;

    (4) a dealer who denies transfer of a pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon shall immediately report the identity of the proposed transferee, and the date, time, and place of the attempted transfer to the local law enforcement agency where the dealer is located; and


    (5) the dealer may require the proposed transferee to pay a fee not to exceed $5 above the expenses incurred by the dealer.


    (b) No person may transfer a firearm at a firearms collectors' exhibition unless the person is a federally licensed firearms dealer or the transfer is conducted through a federally licensed firearms dealer and a National Instant Criminal Background Check is conducted on the transferee. A federally licensed firearms dealer may charge a fee not to exceed $5 above the expenses incurred by the dealer when assisting with a transfer under this paragraph.


    (c) All transfers of a pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon at a firearms collectors' exhibition must comply with this section.


    (d) As used in paragraphs (b) and (c), a "firearms collectors' exhibition" means any event at which:

    (1) 50 or more firearms are offered or exhibited for transfer; and


    (2) two or more persons are offering or exhibiting one or more firearms for transfer.


    Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 624.7132, is amended by adding a subdivision to read:


    Subd. 10a. Record keeping. All reports of transfer shall be maintained in a manner, as determined by the Department of Public Safety, that facilitates efficient crime gun tracing and ensures that the records are available for all lawful purposes, including being available to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies for purposes of civil or criminal law enforcement investigations.
     
  2. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    Seeing there is no Federal Law with regards to the possession of a "so called-assult weapon", by who's definition is any firearms classified as an assult weapon.

    The bill mentions military weapons...aren't those generally fully atuos?

    As for the tranfering, all handguns and "black guns" MUST go through a FFL, under this bill.

    The DFL (Demon-crats) are using Obama's playbook by submitting this bill and getting it voted on as fast as possible to minumize any backlash from the residents of the state from finding out what it relly means.

    Here are the links to the NRA and to bill HF No. 953

    http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=4520

    https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=H0953.0.html&session=ls86


    PLEASE call your Reps.

    Doug Braker
     
  3. Golani

    Golani TS Member

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    Doug,

    Thank you for the heads up! I sent an email to each of the All Stars on your list urging them to vote against HF 953. I hope this helps.
    Thank you again for the alert.
    Charlie Leavitt
     
  4. BT-100dc

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    The good people of Minnesota need to vote these Einsteins out of office. This kind of legislation is harassment to law abiding citizens. Had enough of these clowns (due respect to real clowns)? Darrell
     
  5. Primedust

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    Good news, this amendment has been pulled from the docket for now! Thanks for all your help
    Primedust
     
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