With several new gun control proposals under consideration by the legislature, Libertarians gained a high profile by speaking publicly in defense of the freedom of all peaceful, responsible people to own firearms. Videos of their testimony are included below.
The three days of public hearings in St Paul drew significant opposition to new legislation infringing on the freedom to bear arms. Libertarian leaders took front stage, emphasizing the right to self-defense, the misguidedness of restrictions which target responsible citizens who've harmed no one, and offering a liberty-based solution to help prevent violence at schools.
In the aftermath of the recent senseless tragedy at a Connecticut
school, legislators in both Washington and St Paul are gearing up
to "do something". The Libertarian Party of Minnesota is proposing
a solution to bolster school safety, while defending the ability of
responsible individuals to bear arms.
By a 7-0 vote, the LPMN Executive Committee unanimously passed a resolution calling for federal and state legislators to repeal the prohibition on self-defense by teachers and other adults on school grounds, to resist misguided legislation that further erodes freedom, and to stand up for the right of all peaceful, responsible adults to defend themselves.
We believe that violence is best addressed by expanding liberty, not by further restricting it.
Lately many in the liberty movement have been asking "what to do next?" To start, let's remember that WE THE PEOPLE are the leaders, not the politicians! The actions we take will influence what happens next. It's up to us to choose what form of action will create the best results from our efforts. That said, here are 10 compelling reasons why Ron Paul Republicans should strongly consider joining the Libertarian Party to promote the message of liberty!