My Strib LTE re: BS column earlier in the week

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My Strib LTE re: BS column earlier in the week

Postby bstrawse on Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:16 am

I'm in today's Star Tribune with a Letter to the Editor exposing former Rep. Wes Skoglund's complete malarkey of a column earlier in the week that completely misrepresented existing Minnesota law.

Minnesota law isn’t as restrictive on gun data as former legislator says

In an Aug. 7 commentary (“Gun violence: Minnesota, like the U.S., suppresses data,”) former legislator Wes Skoglund claims that the Minnesota Department of Health is prohibited by state law from collecting and analyzing shooting data.

However, the law, which Skoglund cites directly in his column, only prohibits the collection of data by the Minnesota Department of Health on individuals related to lawful gun ownership and permit-to-carry information.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety publishes an annual permit-to-carry report outlining the numbers of permits issued, applied for, denied, suspended and revoked — along with information on self-defense and crimes committed by permit holders.

The existing law was put into place to protect law-abiding gun owners from precisely the sort of attacks we are now seeing in other states — and politically motivated research that tries to reach a foregone conclusion.

The author claims that collecting information about “deliberate, accidental, haphazard or suicidal shootings” by the Minnesota Department of Health is illegal. Yet, one can visit the department’s website today and see information on suicides, firearm injuries and homicides involving firearms. Similar information is available on a national level on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

BRYAN STRAWSER, ST. PAUL

The writer is chair of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus.


Read online at: http://www.startribune.com/readers-writ ... 531041112/
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Re: My Strib LTE re: BS column earlier in the week

Postby Holland&Holland on Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:18 am

Nice! Well written Bryan!
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Re: My Strib LTE re: BS column earlier in the week

Postby Ghost on Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:59 am

Holland&Holland wrote:Nice! Well written Bryan!

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Re: My Strib LTE re: BS column earlier in the week

Postby xd ED on Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:17 am

:bravo: :thankyou:
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Re: My Strib LTE re: BS column earlier in the week

Postby Kelor on Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:19 pm

Excellent!
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Re: My Strib LTE re: BS column earlier in the week

Postby Lumpy on Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:49 pm

Bravo!
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Re: My Strib LTE re: BS column earlier in the week

Postby LarryFlew on Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:39 pm

As usual awesome job B.
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Postby Grayskies on Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:17 pm

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