Twin Ports Group Rallying for Firearm Protections
Posted at: 03/26/2013 10:25 PM
| Updated at: 03/27/2013 1:45 PM
By: Dayna Landgrebe
A group of Twin Ports citizens are asking Northland lawmakers to get on board with, what they say, are the perspectives of constitutional firearm protections.
On Tuesday, the group S.A.F.E or Second Amendment For Everyone, held a rally for firearms rights in front of Duluth's United Methodist Church, holding signs and getting car honks of support.
Bob Woods with S.A.F.E said they've got a lot of concerns about government taking away this constitutional right. Woods said they're also concerned with the work our legislators are doing. He said Duluth Rep. Erik Simonson (DFL) isn't listening to his constituents.
"Representative Simonson went to the legislature and through his campaign, there was never any mention of gun control... and then it turns out the first thing [Simonson] puts legislation for is gun control," Woods said. Woods said Simonson spoke in January about issues of Minnesota's budget, taxes and schools, but not firearm changes.
Woods said S.A.F.E. wants lawmakers like Simonson and Minnesota's U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (D) to spend more time in the districts they represent.