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Minn. Senate Passes Stripped-Down Gun Bill

The Minnesota Senate has approved scaled-back revisions to state gun laws that do not include an expansion of background checks for gun purchases. The Senate approved the bill Wednesday on a 58-9 vote.

05/15/2013

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Scaled-Back Gun Bill Headed For Minn. Senate Vote

A significantly scaled back bill to revise Minnesota’s gun laws is headed for a vote in the state Senate, with the blessing of a vocal gun-rights group. The proposal was revised Tuesday to remove language that could be construed as expanded background checks or limitations on lawful gun transactions.

05/14/2013

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Esme’s Blog: A Sandy Hook Mother’s Plea

Today Francine Wheeler, who lost her 6-year-old Ben in the Sandy Hook massacre, gave the President’s Saturday radio address pleading for action on gun control measures.

04/13/2013

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MSP Airport Worker Charged With Stealing Guns

A worker at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been charged with stealing shotguns, revolvers and other weapons from the checked luggage of passengers who had connections through the busy Twin Cities airport.

04/09/2013

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Improving Gun Background Checks Would Cost $1.1M

Lawmakers’ plans to improve Minnesota’s background check system for gun sales would cost the state almost $1.1 million.

04/09/2013

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Caught On Camera: Alleged Airport Baggage Thief

When you check your luggage in for a flight out of town you expect to land with all your belongings still intact.

04/05/2013

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Gander Mountain To Open Firearms ‘Super Center’

Outdoors retailer Gander Mountain is set to open the state’s first firearms “super center” at the end of the month, while pushing for owners to take greater responsibility regarding gun safety.

04/05/2013

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Capitol Switches Course To Alternate Gun Plan

Top Minnesota lawmakers are tacking toward new gun legislation that wouldn’t impose universal background checks for gun purchases.

03/04/2013

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Top Minn. Dem Doubts Expanded Gun Checks Can Pass

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says a proposal to require background checks on all firearm purchases probably lacks support to become Minnesota law.

03/01/2013

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Albert Lea Gun Shop Forced To Stop Selling Firearms

An Albert Lea gun shop that’s been in business for more than 30 years will stop selling firearms next month.

02/28/2013

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Minn. Capitol Sees Spike In Gun Notices

An ongoing debate over gun control by Minnesota state lawmakers has been accompanied by a spike in notifications to the state Department of Public Safety from people who plan to carry loaded weapons into the Capitol.

02/22/2013

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Gun Buyer Checks Argued At Minn. Senate Hearing

The Minnesota Senate opened controversial hearings on gun violence at the Capitol Thursday, focusing on much tougher background checks.

02/21/2013

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Minn. Sheriffs Propose Improved Gun Background Checks

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson says a person deemed mentally ill and dangerous should never be allowed to buy a gun.

01/23/2013

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New Leader Appointed To ATF’s St. Paul Office

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has appointed a veteran agent to lead operations in Minnesota and surrounding states, the agency announced Tuesday.

01/22/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Gun Sales Soar

As lawmakers in Washington discuss how to keep guns out of the hands of disturbed individuals, gun sales are setting records the New York Times reports.

01/12/2013

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