Today the St. Paul City Council passed an unenforceable defenseless storage mandate that is both flagrantly illegal and unconstitutional.
In response, the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus issued the following statement:
“The Council has been made keenly aware that the actions they are taking are unconstitutional and will be immediately voided by Minnesota’s state preemption law, leading us to believe they know they can’t actually enforce this ordinance,” said Rob Doar, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus.
“In the unlikely event the city tries to enforce the unconstitutional provisions of this ordinance, we will be prepared to take swift legal action, ” added Doar.
The Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus submitted written testimony to the city council, which detailed the violations of Minnesota’s preemption law and United States Supreme Court precedent inherent in the proposed ordinance.