Feb. 16 - MOMS DEMAND ACTION RALLY
Moms Demand Action rallied in the rotunda at the Capitol to keep pressure on the legislature to continue to advance gun regulation bills. Democrats main priorities this session are: the Extreme Risk Protection Order, EPRO, better known as the “red flag bill” and background checks. These two proposals could have a chance of passage in the narrowly divided House and Senate chambers. EPRO has the best chance because it focuses on removing guns from people experiencing a mental health crisis after a judges order. This order would apply to a person deemed to be a threat to themselves or others. The ERPO proposal is already being opposed by Republican legislators and gun rights advocates siting that the proposal will lead to unjust seizure of a gun without due process rights. In a new poll of Minnesota voters by Protect Minnesota: 96% support red flag laws and 92% support background checks. Last year in Minnesota 70% of suicide deaths were with a gun.