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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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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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