Gov. Walker To End Decades-Old Waiting Period For HandgunsGov. Scott Walker planned to sign a pair of bills that would loosen Wisconsin's guns laws Wednesday, legislation that had passed the Republican-controlled Legislature before last week's fatal shootings at a South Carolina church.
Wisconsin Legislature OKs Ending Gun Waiting PeriodWisconsin Republicans moved within a step Tuesday of eliminating the state's decades-old 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases, pushing a bill that would wipe out the statutes through the state Assembly to Gov. Scott Walker's desk.
Man Charged With Trying To Disarm Cop At Regions Hospital"I'm not going back to prison," the man who allegedly tried to grab a deputy's gun at Regions Hospital Thursday afternoon said a week earlier when he was spotted by officers in St. Paul, according to new criminal charges.
Man Tackled After Firing Gun On Minneapolis-Bound MegabusA man on a Megabus bound for Minneapolis from Chicago late Tuesday night fired a gun before trying to take control of the bus, authorities said. According to reports from CBS Chicago, the incident happened along Interstate 90 near a tollway Oasis in suburban Des Plaines at about 11:30 p.m.
Budget Bill Removes Disclosure For Bringing Guns To CapitolMinnesotans with gun permits could carry a gun onto state Capitol grounds without tipping off the state under a House budget bill. Current state law requires to gun owners to notify state officials before bringing a gun into the Capitol and other state buildings.
Possible Shooting Reported In BurnsvilleAuthorities responded to a shooting in Burnsville Monday afternoon. Police said they responded to a shots fired call at about 3 p.m. Officers responded to the North River Hills Area.
Gun Debate Primed To Heat Up Again At LegislatureCall it Gun Day at the Minnesota Legislature. A House panel is planning to discuss a handful of firearm-related proposals Thursday.
11 Accused Gang Members Indicted In MinneapolisLaw enforcement agencies across Hennepin County say they put a major dent in Twin Cities gang activity Friday. Friday morning, Sheriff Rich Stanek announced the arrests of 11 known gang members from two different gangs.
Minnesota Firearms Hunters Register 102,000 DeerMinnesota hunters have registered 102,000 deer through the second weekend of the main firearms deer season. The Department of Natural Resources says that's down 31,000 through the same period last year. Adding in special hunts and archery, the DNR says the total harvest so far this season is 115,000 deer, down 32,500 from the same point last season.
Man Brings Gun To Gov. Walker Rally, Didn't See SignA Wisconsin man isn't happy about being forced to leave his gun outside during a rally for Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Forty-six-year-old Jay Brendemuehl of Pardeeville showed up at the rally at a Sun Prairie equipment business on Monday with a pistol plainly strapped to his side.
Willmar Man, Accused Of Posing As Vet, Arrested For GunsA 54-year-old Willmar man, accused of posing as an Army Ranger veteran, is in the Kandiyohi County Jail for felony possession of a firearm. Willmar Police say Richard Arthur Rahn was arrested Tuesday night after officers served a search warrant at his home on 2nd Street Southwest.
Target 'Respectfully Requests' Guests Not To Bring Firearms Into StoresTarget interim CEO John Mulligan is addressing the recent controversy surrounding its gun policy. Starting Wednesday, Mulligan says the corporation will respectfully request that guests not bring firearms into Target stores. This includes communities where it is permitted by law.