relating to public safety; preventing infringement on the right to keep and bear
arms;proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 624.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Section 1. FINDINGS.
1.6The legislature finds that the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United
1.7States reads as follows: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free
1.8state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." All federal
1.9acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations regarding personal firearms, firearm accessories,
1.10and ammunition are a violation of the Second Amendment.
Sec. 2. [624.7121] PROHIBITION ON PARTICIPATION IN FEDERAL
1.12VIOLATIONS OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT.
1.13 Subdivision 1. Declaration. The legislature declares that all federal acts, laws,
1.14orders, rules, regulations, whether past, present, or future, in violation of the Second
1.15Amendment to the Constitution of the United States are not authorized by the Constitution
1.16of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the founders and
1.17ratifiers, and are hereby declared to be invalid in the state, shall not be recognized by the
1.18state, are specifically rejected by the state, and shall be considered null and void and
1.19of no effect in the state.
1.20 Subd. 2. Prohibition. Notwithstanding any law or rule to the contrary, no state
1.21agency, political subdivision, or employee of an agency or political subdivision acting in
1.22the employee's official capacity, or corporation providing services on behalf of the state
1.23or a political subdivision shall:
2.1(1) enforce any act, law, order, rule, or regulation of the federal government
2.2regarding personal firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition within state boundaries;
2.3(2) provide material support, participation, or assistance in any form, with any
2.4federal agency or employee engaged in the enforcement of any act, law, order, rule, or
2.5regulation of the federal government regarding personal firearms, firearm accessories, or
2.6ammunition within state boundaries, or any investigation pursuant to the enforcement
2.7of any act, law, order, rule, or regulation of the federal government regarding personal
2.8firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition within state boundaries;
2.9(3) utilize any assets, state funds, or funds allocated by the state to local entities on
2.10or after the effective date of this section, in whole or in part, to engage in any activity
2.11that aids a federal agency, federal agent, or corporation providing services to the federal
2.12government in the enforcement of any federal act, law, order, rule, or regulation of the
2.13federal government regarding personal firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition
2.14within state boundaries, or any investigation pursuant to the enforcement of any act, law,
2.15order, rule, or regulation of the federal government regarding personal firearms, firearm
2.16accessories, or ammunition within state boundaries.
2.17 Subd. 3. Penalties. (a) A political subdivision of the state may not receive state
2.18funding if the political subdivision adopts a rule, ordinance, or policy under which the
2.19political subdivision violates subdivision 2. State funding for the political subdivision shall
2.20be denied for the fiscal year following the year in which a final judicial determination in
2.21an action brought under this section is made that the political subdivision has intentionally
2.22required actions which violate the prohibitions in subdivision 2.
2.23(b) An agent or employee of the state, or its political subdivision, who knowingly
2.24violates the prohibitions in subdivision 2 shall be deemed to have resigned any position
2.25from the state which the agent or employee may possess, the office shall be deemed
2.26vacant, and the agent or employee shall be ineligible to hold any paid or unpaid position
2.27with the state.
2.28(c) A corporation or person that provides services to or on behalf of the state and
2.29violates the prohibitions of subdivision 2 shall be ineligible to act on behalf of, or provide
2.30services to, the state or its political subdivision.
Sec. 3. SEVERABILITY.
2.32If any provision of this act is found to be unconstitutional and void, the remaining
2.33provisions of this act are valid.
Sec. 4. CITATION.
3.1This act may be cited as the "Second Amendment Preservation Act."
Sec. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE.
3.3Sections 1 to 4 are effective the day following final enactment.