Friday, February 1, 2013

Cornish's summary of new gun control bills

State Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder, posted on his Facebook page the summary of bills regarding gun ownership in Minnesota. "Gun Bills All DFL That Were Introduced Today (Thursday). If this does not scare you, nothing will"

Fee of up to $25 for a Permit to Purchase (from $0). Police can extend processing time from 7 days to 30 days.
Makes a permit to carry only good for purchasing firearms up to 1 year after issue. (instead of the 5 year duration of the permit)
All transfers MUST be sone at a licensed dealer. Dealers can't charge more than $25 for the transfer.
Loans extending past 24 hours must go through FFL.
Felony to carry on school property:
Removes misdemeanor exemption for permit holders carrying on school property. (Also removes "a firearm carried in violation of this paragraph is not subject to forfeiture.")
Adds a gross misdemeanor. for the first time, and a felony charge for the second time for carrying in an establishment that bans guns.
Sheriff / Police can require you to get "signed off" by a state licensed primary care physician or state certified mental health professional before you get a permit.
Defines "Assault Weapon" as ANY:
Semi-automatic that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:
a rifle or shotgun with a pistol grip or thumbhole stock,
any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the nontrigger hand,
a folding or telescoping stock,
or a shroud attached to the barrel or that partially or completely encircles the barre.
That has the capacity to accept more than SEVEN rounds of ammunition.

Prohibits the above mentioned "Assault Weapons" Police / Gov't are exempt.
No grandfathering...
Any person who, on February 1, 2013, legally owns or is in possession of an assault weapon has until September 1, 2013, to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution under Minnesota Statutes, section 624.7133:
(1) remove the weapon from the state;
(2) surrender the weapon to a law enforcement agency for destruction;
(3) render the weapon permanently inoperable; or
(4) if eligible, register the weapon as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 624.7133, subdivision 5.

Large-capacity magazine crime:
"Large-capacity magazine" means any ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds.
It is unlawful for a person to manufacture, import, transfer, or possess a large-capacity magazine.
Police / Gov't are exempt.
No grandfathering:
(1) permanently alter the magazine so it cannot accommodate more than ten rounds;
(2) remove the large-capacity magazine from the state; or
(3) surrender the large-capacity magazine to a law enforcement agency for destruction