Gun Control

Minnesota Tightening Gun Laws For Domestic AbusersMinnesota is part of an early wave of states passing laws to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
4 Things To Know: Stillwater School Closings, NY Miners Trapped, Charlie Hebdo & MoreFrom a community meeting addressing the potential closing of three elementary schools in Stillwater to the anniversary of the terror attacks on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, here's a look at the four stories to know about from January 7.
Wis. Gov. Walker Asks AG To Challenge Obama's Gun PlanGov. Scott Walker is asking Wisconsin's attorney general to challenge President Barack Obama's gun control plan. Walker said in a statement Wednesday that he believes Obama overstepped his authority when he announced an executive action to expand mandatory background checks to gun shows, flea markets and online sales.
Good Question: How Do Executive Actions Work?President Obama took a number of executive actions Tuesday regarding gun control, saying the gun lobby is holding Congress hostage. "There are actions within my legal authority that we can take to help reduce gun violence and save more lives," President Obama said.
Minnesota Mother Invited To Obama's Gun Control SpeechA Minnesota mother was there while President Barack Obama laid out his plan for executive action on gun control Tuesday. Diane Sellgren listened to the president speak in person, along with Gabby Giffords and other gun-violence survivors.
‘That’s It?’: Minn. Gun Owners React To Obama’s Executive ActionPresident Barack Obama unveiled his plan Tuesday to take unilateral action on gun control.
Gov. Dayton Isn't Counting On Big Changes To Gun LawsMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is downplaying the prospect for significant gun law changes in the wake of the latest mass shooting at an Oregon community college.
DFL Calls MN GOP's State Fair Shirt Plug 'Tasteless'The Minnesota DFL is questioning the timing of a post from the Republican Party of Minnesota's Facebook page Wednesday morning. The post, which has since been deleted, showed a picture of a shirt the party is presumably making available for purchase at the Minnesota State Fair.
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 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.
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.

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