Senator Hauschild Announces Opposition to Gun Storage Law

[SAINT PAUL, MN] — While a provision related to safe storage of guns had been proposed this year, Senator Grant Hauschild (DFL-Hermantown) has made clear that he would oppose any legislation that would prevent lawful gun owners from being able to respond quickly to defend themselves or their family in an emergency.

“Unlike other proposals to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals, this year’s legislation surrounding storage of firearms could jeopardize the ability of my law-abiding constituents to protect themselves or their families in an emergency,” said Sen. Hauschild. “My constituents, who live in the most rural district in the state, face a different set of circumstances than many others in Minnesota, and as such I do not support that proposal.”

With this announcement, the Gun Storage Law is unlikely to be heard on the Senate Floor or passed into law during the 2024 Legislative Session.

Hauschild added, “Since being elected to the State Senate, I have been clear in my opposition to a Gun Storage Law. That has not changed. In Northern Minnesota, we are responsible gun owners and do not need an unenforceable law to tell us how to keep ourselves safe or how to handle our guns.”

Senator Grant Hauschild represents Senate District 3 – the Arrowhead, Iron Range, and Northland. He is vice chair of the Labor Committee, and serves on the Education Policy Committee, Environment, Climate, and Legacy Committee, and Taxes Committee.

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