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Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee

Why do we need a permit to exercise a fundamental constitutional right?

The Bill of Rights recognizes several inherent rights of citizens in the United States, including free speech, the right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure, freedom of religion, and many others – including the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Many of us go about our days exercising these rights regularly. We choose our religion and church, or choose not to follow a religion. We attend rallies and gatherings. We write letters to the editor and door-knock on behalf of our chosen causes.

We do not need a permit to exercise our constitutional rights – except for the right to keep and bear arms in Minnesota.

Today, you must obtain a permit to carry in order to bear arms. We must ask the government for permission and receive a permit in order to exercise the…

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