Gun Sense Ministry Team
The purpose of this ministry is to empower Unity Church and its membership to be active citizens in this process of dialogue and creation of policy.
Each ministry team at Unity Church is required to partner with an organization outside of the church. Unity's Gun Sense Ministry Team partners with Protect Minnesota, the only independent state-focused organization working for reasonable gun safety policy solutions in Minnesota. We urge all of you to look at their website and to join the organization. We think that it is positive, focused and reliable.
If you would like to learn more about the work of this team, please contact Sandy Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jo Lucas at email@example.com.
December 2019 Gun Sense Ministry Team Update
From Sue Conner and Joan Duke
The next Minnesota legislative session convenes on February 11, 2020. This will be another opportunity to pass the "Big Two" sensible gun policy bills which we, and our partner, ProtectMinnesota, would like to see become Minnesota law. The two bills are:
In 2020, the bills will need to start again in the House Ways and Means committee before they can come for a House vote. They are in good position for passing. The real question is: what happens in the Senate? Will they get a hearing? Will they get a vote? The leaders of the Senate will still have control of that.
Public opinion in Minnesota supports these bills.
There are several districts with representatives who support the bills, but a senator who does not or who is reluctant to do so publicly. Here is an opportunity for helping to change the mind or the position of such a senator. Find out who they are. If you are in their district, then you can contact them (or even if you are not). If you know someone who lives in their district, urge that person to contact the senator.
Why not send your state representative and senator a holiday card, and in it, tell them about your support of these two bills. Tell your friends to send those messages to those “reluctant” senators, let them know where they stand, and urge them to support sensible gun legislation to make Minnesota safer for everyone.
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