Minnesota State Fair goers oppose 'stand your ground' law, favor Sunday liquor runs

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Photo: Minnesota State Fair.
Is it finally time for Minnesota to overturn its Sunday liquor store ban?

Yes, according to the majority of State Fair goers who participated in the 2012 Minnesota House of Representatives opinion survey.

The survey is unscientific, and polls Minnesotans on issues likely to be discussed in the upcoming legislative session. Of the more than 9,000 who participated this year, 63 percent say they believe liquor stores should be able to be open on Sundays, about 30 percent oppose the reform, and 7 percent are undecided.

The poll also asked if we should adopt a "Stand-Your-Ground" type law, meaning Minnesotans could defend themselves against an attacker -- including with the use of lethal force -- and no longer have the duty to retreat. About 48 percent voted against it, 40 percent for it, and 12 percent are undecided.

A few more highlights:

  • 93 percent don't think employers should be allowed to require employees to give up their social media passwords.

  • 53 percent want a higher threshold for getting a constitutional amendment on the ballot.

  • 85 percent believe Hmong-American and Lao-American vets who fought on the U.S. side in the Vietnam War should be eligible to be buried at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Camp Ripley.

  • Fair goers are split on whether we should legalize bottle rockets and other fire crackers.

    Click to the next page for the full survey results.



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    Dee Finkelson
    Dee Finkelson

    how stupid is that conducting poll on important issues on the state fair while all ppl think is food!!!!!!

    Guest2
    Guest2

    I do not understand how almost half of the polled Minnesotans would prefer a law that requires them to flee as opposed to a law that allows them to defend themselves. You're more than entitled to flee if you want/need, but you should not be afraid to defend your family with deadly force on your own property.

    guest
    guest

    they left out the fact that 75% of fairgoers think its  a good idea to stuff their fat faces until they weigh 290lbs - i dont give a damn what they think about the 2nd ammendment

    Kaizer Kim
    Kaizer Kim

    Absolutely. While we are at it, we should pass more laws based on unscientific polls conducted at the State Fair.

    Anthony Ryan
    Anthony Ryan

    While we're at it, let's get the car dealerships open on Sunday, as well.

    Adam Garlie
    Adam Garlie

    Someone with a lot of power must not want this to happen cuz they have brought this to the table many times and it gets shot down.

    Mark Kennedy Heurkins
    Mark Kennedy Heurkins

    Think of the tax dollars hudson wi will lose due to no booze cruises to "wisconee" for sunday beer runs

    Becky Haapala
    Becky Haapala

    yes... rather than driving to a bar - have a couple of beers and drive home. Very few places in MN have mass transit or taxis.

    fooches
    fooches

    @Guest2 -- the new proposal would allow you to defend yourself and use deadly force at say a bus stop, a shopping mall parking lot, or any other location that is not your home / property. just remember, when you spout off to someone that cut you off in traffic, they now have the right to feel "threatened" and can squeeze a few rounds off in to your hide.

    swmnguy
    swmnguy topcommenter

     @Guest2 Is anybody "afraid to defend your family with deadly force on your own property.?"  Isn't that already covered under existing laws regarding self-defense?  I've never heard of anyone, much less anyone in Minnesota, being prosecuted for using deadly force to defend their family on his or her own property.  It's a vanishingly rare situation here, in the first place, but I've never heard of anyone being prosecuted for it.  Although the other states that have passed these laws are far more chaotic and violent places than Minnesota, even in those states these laws seem to have created more trouble than they have solved.

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