MN Democrats Abandon 'National Conversation' on Guns — Literally
A short video from Minnesota (which has been pulled from YouTube since the writing of this article) spotlights shameful behavior by elected Democrats, supposedly interested in conducting a "national conversation on guns."
At a meeting, two firearms experts came forward to speak, bringing with them two common Ruger 10/22 rifles that had been cleared by security. The purpose of their presentation was to explain how the gun-control laws currently being proposed would outlaw only a gun's cosmetic features while not affecting the functionality of the firearms in any measurable way in terms of rate of fire and accuracy.
In the video, DFL legislators simply arise and exit without explanation. They avoid learning details from the presentation about the very firearms they seek to legislate out of existence.
Rob Doar, one of the experts speaking, felt insulted. He responded on Twitter:
I'm insulted that House Pub Safety Cmte members would walk while I educated them on the shortfalls of the bill #HF241 #mnleg #mngunhearings
— Rob Doar (@robdoar) February 6, 2013
@johncroman @julienelsonkare they all walked out together quietlyin the middle of my testimony.
— Rob Doar (@robdoar) February 7, 2013
It certainly does appear that elected officials left the room to avoid expert testimony that would have better educated them about the issues they intended to legislate on.