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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

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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

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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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