Gov. 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 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.
A 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.
Minnesota is on the verge of restricting gun possession rights for people convicted of domestic abuse and those subject to restraining orders. The Senate voted 60-4 on Monday to require people convicted of child or domestic abuse to give up their firearms permanently. A person subject to an order of protection could regain right of possession when an order expires unless a judge extends the order.
A Minnesota connection to the Sandy Hook massacre……Click the link to hear the interview with Paul Hagen.
His New Book, Shooting Straight is now out at bookstores.
Minnesotans on one side of America’s divide on guns have urged lawmakers to ban firearms from the state Capitol, saying citizens have a right to feel free of intimidation when they participate in the democratic process.
The gun control debate is not only at the State Capitol Wednesday, it’s about the State Capitol. A meeting about Capitol security started about late Wednesday morning in St. Paul, and a group of gun owners made a dramatic appearance.
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.
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.
Gun control advocates said Friday that Democrats at the Minnesota Legislature are showing a “lack of courage” by shelving a vote on tougher gun laws.
Gun control supporters are planning to gather outside Minnesota’s House chamber to express disappointment that bills to expand background checks for gun purchases are shelved for the year at the Capitol.
Lawmakers’ plans to improve Minnesota’s existing background check system for gun sales will come at a cost.
The mayor of Minneapolis and a man injured in the September mass shooting in town are calling on Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen to help pass a bill requiring background checks on all gun sales.
A House panel will finally cast a vote on legislation revising the state’s gun laws.
Minnesota House lawmakers are weighing whether to expand background checks for firearm purchases, a critical step in whether that measure can pass and become law.
Vice President Joe Biden is taking an interest in Minnesota’s gun law debate.
A Senate panel is set to vote on changes to Minnesota’s gun laws, including whether to require background checks for all gun purchases.
This week is the deciding one for a bill to create universal background checks for gun sales in Minnesota.
An unexpected twist came Wednesday in the efforts at the Capitol to curb gun violence. A majority of the House is now backing a new plan to modestly revise the state’s gun laws.
A clear majority of the Minnesota House is backing a new plan to modestly revise the state’s gun laws.
The weekend after a heated debate over gun control, Colorado state Rep. Rhonda Fields was flooded with emails, including some she later told police “disturbed and shocked” her.
The Minnesota Supreme Court says a man convicted of a drug charge is not entitled to the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
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.
As large crowds lined the State Capitol hallways for gun violence hearings, gun control advocates admit they’ve been out-organized.