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Reader's view: DFL lawmakers seek to disarm law-abiding citizens

There has been much effort and time spent during these early days of the 88th Minnesota Legislature by a number of powerful DFL legislators authoring an assortment of laws to remove/confiscate/ban firearms from honest, law-abiding, patriotic Minn...

There has been much effort and time spent during these early days of the 88th Minnesota Legislature by a number of powerful DFL legislators authoring an assortment of laws to remove/confiscate/ban firearms from honest, law-abiding, patriotic Minnesotans. Some of these draft laws even have suggested creating a new class of criminal felon out of citizens who now possess legal firearms.

However, it is appallingly obvious there has been no effort by these same Democrats to find effective ways to remove firearms from our state's criminals.

With all due respect, I would submit that since disarming Minnesota has become the clarion call for a modest yet influential element of the DFL in both houses of our Legislature, one would hope these Democrats would start to focus on the criminal element rather than on the millions of Minnesotans who are honest, hard-working and productive taxpayers and voters.

It is somewhat disconcerting that in their efforts to disarm honest Minnesotans this group of Democrats has almost become de facto shadow advocates for the outlaw underbelly of our society -- i.e., those who would not be affected in any way whatsoever by DFL-drafted laws to strip firearms from millions of law-abiding Minnesotans.

Indeed, this is a curious thought; but at the same time it is a most sad and alarming commentary on the fiber of some Democrats in our Legislature.

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Without question, Minnesota deserves far better from this guild of Democrats.

John Bray

Duluth

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