It isn't surprising that the League of Liberal Women Voters would offer their opinion on Rep. Michael Paymar's bills to strip law-abiding Minnesotans ability to defend themselves. In fact, it's in keeping with the League's anti-citizen agenda.
What's stunning, though, is Mary Lewis-Grow's comment:
Although you see a lot of people in this room, and you saw a lot of people in this room yesterday and the day before, they don't represent the majority of the voters in this state. And the voters have made this very clear.
That statement isn't credible. If this was as lopsided as Ms. Lewis-Grow thinks, the DFL would've been voting on these bills and pressuring Republican legislators to get on the right side of this issue.
Clearly, that isn't happening. All the speculation thus far has been about how many rural DFL legislators Rep. Paymar might lose in a floor vote.
Ms. Lewis-Grow's snotty/elitist comments didn't stop there. Here's more from her statement:
And derisive laughter doesn't make people right but I believe the polls and I know -- and I'm departing from my point -- I come from a family of gun owners and hunters. They come from another planet than the people we've heard from tonight and the other previous days.
They believe that legitimate sports people do not need high capacity magazines to hunt and for other legitimate purposes. And getting your jollies from target shooting, I don't think should weigh equally high as the lives that are lost by high capacity magazines and high-powered weapons.
Ms. Lewis-Grow omitted some important information from her introduction. This statement indicates that she's a 'day job':
“I am deeply saddened by what happened last Friday, deeply saddened that his friends, family, and community have lost a caring and decent young man who was making such a contribution to his peers,” said Mary Lewis Grow, the Minnesota founder of the Student Pledge Against Gun Violence. “Ryan was clearly an ambassador of peace.”
The statement was from 2007. It said that Mary Lewis-Grow had been an advocate for the Brady Foundation, "the nation's largest citizens' lobby to prevent gun violence."
This is yet another instance where elitists think they know better than the citizenry. Rep. Paymar's bills would strip citizens of their ability to defend their families. Civil societies can't accept their government stripping them of their ability to defend themselves.
It's apparent that the Minnesota chapter of the League of Women voters are bitter partisans. It's apparent, too, that their love of the Bill of Rights is selective at best.