Minnesota lawmakers are recommending far-reaching updates to State Capitol security, but they are stopping short of banning guns inside the Capitol and surrounding buildings. Minnesota is one of only 14 states to allow legal permit holders to carry guns inside the Capitol building. Permit holders are allowed to carry in the Capitol and surrounding buildings if they notify the State Department of Public Safety of their intention.
New NFL security rules will now ban off-duty law enforcement officers from taking their guns into stadiums. But some Minneapolis peace officers are saying they believe the policy is a violation of their rights.
Minnesota is among the most lenient states in restoring gun rights to convicted felons, but one state lawmaker says it’s too risky.
A Minnesota lawmaker introduced a bill Monday to ban guns at the State Capitol complex, and consider the use of metal detectors at some building entrances.