Minnesota Republican John Kline, fresh from bagging a 10-point buck with a Smith and Wesson .357 handgun last week, took to the floor of the U.S. House Wednesday to urge passage of the National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act, which requires that states honor each others’ licenses to carry guns.
“I hold a concealed-carry permit in the state of Minnesota and I believe individuals should have the right to keep and bear arms for the protection of their home, property, family and person,” he said.
The legislation was expected to carry a bipartisan majority, at least in the House. Among the Minnesota Democrats signing on are Reps. Tim Walz and Collin Peterson, both in good standing with the NRA.
Kline’s deer kill occurred on his five-generation family farm in southeastern Minnesota. His office said he used the pistol for the added challenge.
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