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Man Brings Gun To Gov. Walker Rally, Didn’t See Sign

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.

11/03/2014

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Bill Restricting Gun Possession Heads To Dayton

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.

05/05/2014

America Mourns Elementary School Massacre

12-13-13 Newtown Shooting Remembered On The Morning News With Dave Lee

A Minnesota connection to the Sandy Hook massacre……Click the link to hear the interview with Paul Hagen.

12/13/2013

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10-22-13 Piers Morgan Of CNN Joins The Morning News With Dave Lee

His New Book, Shooting Straight is now out at bookstores.

10/22/2013

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Hearing Highlights Divide Over Guns In MN Capitol

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.

08/20/2013

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Gun Debate On Carrying At State Capitol Heats Up

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.

08/14/2013

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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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Protesters Chide Dems For ‘Lack Of Courage’ On Gun Control Vote

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.

05/03/2013

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Gun Control Activists To Air Grievances At Capitol

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.

05/03/2013

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Improving Gun Background Checks Could Be Costly

Lawmakers’ plans to improve Minnesota’s existing background check system for gun sales will come at a cost.

04/04/2013

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Minn. Shooting Victim: Expand Background Checks

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.

03/28/2013

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House Panel Passes Background Checks At Gun Shows

A House panel will finally cast a vote on legislation revising the state’s gun laws.

03/21/2013

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House Lawmakers Ditch Universal Background Checks

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.

03/19/2013

Joe Biden

VP Biden Calls To Assess Minn. Gun Control Bills

Vice President Joe Biden is taking an interest in Minnesota’s gun law debate.

03/19/2013

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Senate Panel To Take Up Guns, Background Checks

A Senate panel is set to vote on changes to Minnesota’s gun laws, including whether to require background checks for all gun purchases.

03/14/2013

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Talking Points: Gun Control Bills Debated This Week

This week is the deciding one for a bill to create universal background checks for gun sales in Minnesota.

03/10/2013

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Gun Control Advocates Upset By Support For Watered-Down Bill

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.

03/06/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Unveil More Modest Gun Plan

A clear majority of the Minnesota House is backing a new plan to modestly revise the state’s gun laws.

03/06/2013

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Lawmakers Get Violent Emails Over Gun Control

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.

03/01/2013

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Supreme Court: 2nd Amendment Doesn’t Protect Felon

The Minnesota Supreme Court says a man convicted of a drug charge is not entitled to the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

02/27/2013

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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 Control Advocates Lacking Organization

As large crowds lined the State Capitol hallways for gun violence hearings, gun control advocates admit they’ve been out-organized.

02/22/2013

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Round 2 Of Gun Debate On Tap At Minn. Capitol

Minnesota state senators are diving into the debate over gun control measures at the Capitol.

02/21/2013

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Gun Control Supporters Rally Outside Capitol

Supporters of stricter gun control laws rallied Monday afternoon at the Minnesota State Capitol, urging the Minnesota legislature to pass all the bills that are before them.

02/18/2013

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