Gun Control

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Democrats Set Course For Gun Regulation

After three days of emotional hearings on Minnesota’s gun laws, Democratic leaders are planning their next steps on possible changes.

02/08/2013

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Lawmakers Debate Assault Weapons Ban At Capitol

For the second day in a row, the gun debate has brought a large crowd to the State Capitol.

02/06/2013

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Minn. House Eyes Limits To Gun Access, Ownership

A half dozen police chiefs and sheriffs argued Tuesday in a packed Capitol hearing room that Minnesota isn’t doing enough to protect against gun violence, kicking off three days of hearings on a host of new proposed limits on firearm ownership.

02/05/2013

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Talk Of Gun Control Driving Ammo Shortage?

People who sell guns and ammo say they’ve seen ammo shortages before.

02/04/2013

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Obama Presses His Gun Proposals In Minnesota

With his gun proposals dividing Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday the challenges he faces in winning support for measures ranging from criminal checks on gun buyers to an assault weapons ban. But, he declared: “We don’t have to agree on everything to agree it’s time to do something.”

02/04/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers, Prosecutors Push Tougher Gun Laws

Minnesota’s county prosecutors are teaming up with state lawmakers on legislation that would expand the power of prosecutors to charge violent felons for possessing firearms.

01/31/2013

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Dems, GOP Clash At US Senate Gun Control Hearing

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gave a brief, but emotional, testimony before a Senate panel looking into gun violence Wednesday.

01/30/2013

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Minn. House Panel Plans 3 Days Of Gun Hearings

A Minnesota House committee is gearing up for three days of hearings next week to take testimony on proposed changes to the state’s gun laws.

01/28/2013

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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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Talking Points: Clothing Sales Tax, Gun Control & More

While all eyes will be on Washington Monday for the inauguration, here at home the focus will shift to St. Paul. On Tuesday, Gov. Dayton will present his budget.

01/20/2013

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Reality Check: Guns And The State Capitol

Hundreds of people visit the State Capitol every day. What’s impossible to know is how many are carrying a concealed weapon.

01/18/2013

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Mayor Rybak Backs Obama’s Gun Control Efforts

Parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre listened to President Barack Obama’s proposals Wednesday as he asked Congress for a new, stronger assault weapons ban.

01/16/2013

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Reality Check: Minnesota Firearm Background Checks

Like all 50 states, Minnesota gun dealers are required to do a background check on weapons purchases.

01/16/2013

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Obama Nominates MN’s US Attorney B. Todd Jones For ATF Director

Sources tell WCCO Radio that President Barack Obama will nominate Minnesota’s U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones for ATF Director.

01/16/2013

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Anoka County Gun Permit Numbers Soar

Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun control has been a big part of the political conversation in the country.

01/14/2013

Kluwe Chair

Vikings’ Kluwe Appears On The Colbert Report

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe appeared on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report Tuesday night and shared his views on gay marriage as well as gun control.

01/09/2013

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Is Celebrities Speaking Out Against Gun Violence Hypocritical

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01/02/2013

AK-47 Assault Rifle

People In Northland ‘Panic-Buying’ Military-Style Rifles

Northland gun dealers are reporting a spike in military-style gun sales. Pat Kukull, owner of Superior Shooters Supply, says they are out of semi-automatic rifles due to people “panic buying.”

12/24/2012

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President Obama Calls Gun Control ‘Top Priority’

The President is creating a commission lead by the Vice President to come up with proposals aimed at reducing gun violence.

12/19/2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Opinion: Gun Reform

In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.

12/19/2012

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Talking Points: The Gun Laws Discussion After A Shooting

After each and every mass shooting, there is the inevitable discussion of changes in our gun laws. But with this tragedy and the loss of so many very young lives, it appears the discussion is one that may last beyond the news cycle of a few days, or even a week.

12/16/2012

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Esme’s Blog: The Gun Control Debate

For some, including the president, it is almost a whisper. President Obama is saying, simply, that it is “time to take meaningful action” to prevent gun violence.

12/15/2012

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McCollum Says Shootings Show Need For Gun Control

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum is calling the shootings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin an act of “mass murder by a madman with a gun in his hand.” And she says the killings show the need for gun control.

08/06/2012

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Rep. Ellison Calls For ‘Reasonable Gun Controls’ Following Colo. Shooting

A Minnesota congressman is calling for important changes to federal firearm laws in the wake of the movie theater massacre in Colorado.

07/24/2012

Bullets

Good Question: Why Aren’t Large Ammo Purchases Tracked?

No one knew what James Holmes was up to: buying four guns and 6,000 rounds of ammunition over a period of two months. No federal agency was alerted, no red flag was raised. So, why aren’t large ammunition purchases tracked?

07/23/2012

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