Mayor's Update - May 2, 2003
1. Join Mayor Rybak to Keep Guns Out of Parks!
2. Watch the State of the City on the web or Minneapolis Cable 14.
1. Join Mayor Rybak to Keep Guns Out of Parks
Sunday, May 4
Meet at Cedar Field
25 th St. and 18 th Ave.
Powderhorn May Day Festival
Please join Mayor Rybak as he walks with the Million Mom March to protest gun violence at the May Day Parade. Identify yourself as a supporter of Million Mom March by wearing something pink.
Mayor Rybak wants to specifically call attention to the "Conceal and Carry" law just passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor.
This new law (SF842/HF823) makes it legal for almost anyone to carry guns in public. Previously, county sheriffs had wide authority to deny permits to carry guns. Now the number of people with permits to carry guns could increase from less than 12,000 to 90,000 (according to an official legislative estimate).
The Legislature made an exception allowing private businesses to post signs banning guns from their property, but there is NO exception for parks or many other public facilities. Shouldn’t our city leaders be allowed to keep guns out of our parks and other public spaces?
Mayor Rybak is working with legislators to amend or repeal this deadly legislation. Our Minneapolis Legislators are already on board.
2. Watch the State of the City Address on the Web or on Minneapolis Cable 14
Starting today, the State of the City Address will run Fridays at 5pm and Sundays at 6pm on City 14 on Time Warner Cable in Minneapolis throughout the month of May. You can also see it on the Web (along with the Power Point presentation) at www.minneapolismn.gov.
Published May. 2, 2003