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RELEASE: Rep. Novotny Statement on Latest Gun Control Proposals

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

St. Paul, MN—State Representative and House Republican Public Safety Committee lead Paul Novotny, R-Elk River, issued the following statement reacting to renewed calls for gun control from Democrats following the tragic deaths of two law enforcement officers and a paramedic in Burnsville last Sunday:

“It is disrespectful for Democrats and their allies to already begin pushing political agendas before the families of the three fallen first responders have had time to grieve and lay their loved ones to rest,” said Novotny. “Minnesota would be a much safer place if Democrats spent a fraction of their time and energy enforcing our existing gun laws, of which there are many, stopping the anti-law enforcement rhetoric, and holding criminals responsible for their actions instead of proposals that place new burdens on law-abiding Minnesotans.”