The Minnesota State Senate Passes HF1467! This law, if signed by the Governor will be a big win for Minnesotans right to self defense.
This law will be a great step forward to giving Minnesotans the legal ability to defend themselves. The opposition is making the same claims that it did when the "Minnesota Personal Protection Act" was first proposed. The blood did not flow in the streets then, and this low will do noting but to protect the innocent from prosecution for defending themselves. Below is a summary of the bill.
Stand Your Ground:HF 1467 would remove a person’s “duty to retreat” from an attacker, allowing law-abiding citizens to stand their ground and protect themselves or their family anywhere they are lawfully present. It would create a presumption that an individual who forcefully or stealthily enters or attempts to enter your home or vehicle is there to cause substantial or great bodily injury or death, so the occupant may use force, including deadly force, against that individual. It would also expressly allow an individual to use force, including deadly force, to prevent a forcible felony, and it provides protections against criminal prosecution when justifiable force is used.
Currently, Minnesota has reciprocal agreements with only fifteen states and 23 states recognize Minnesota's permit to carry. Unfortunately, Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety has not sought out any additional reciprocity agreements. By adding our proposed language, Minnesota will recognize every state that offers a carry permit and drastically improve Minnesotans’ abilities to carry for self-defense in other states. This legislation would also require Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety to enter in to reciprocity agreements.
Emergency Powers Reform:This legislation would prohibit any government agency from confiscating or regulating the lawful possession, carrying, transfer, transportation and defensive use of firearms or ammunition during a state of emergency, such as occurred in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana.Please contact the Governor and ask for his support of the bill, it should be passed tonight by the senate!