Gun Violence

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Ex-Rep. Giffords Discusses Gun Violence In Minneapolis

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords visited Minneapolis on Monday afternoon. Giffords was meeting privately with Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and domestic violence prevention advocates.

10/20/2014

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Mpls. Police To Combat Gun Violence With State-Of-The-Art Ballistic Machine

Minneapolis police are going high-tech in the fight against crime. A new initiative to stop gun violence in north Minneapolis includes a machine that looks like it’s right out of CSI. It’s called the IBIS and it analyzes and compares firearm related evidence stored in a database.

10/07/2014

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Residents, City Leaders Frustrated With N. Mpls. Violence

For residents of north Minneapolis, gun violence has become a regular occurrence this summer. “A whole lot of people just want to shoot … for no reason I guess,” said resident Zermaine McCabe.

07/26/2014

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Extra Officers Walk North Minneapolis Streets

A day after gunfire claimed another life in north Minneapolis, police are making their presence known. Officers are out of their cars and walking the beat, interacting with people in the latest effort to stop the violence.

07/25/2014

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Police Call For Expanding ShotSpotter Program In North Mpls.

Increased gun violence in north Minneapolis and a call for added protection has police asking to expand the ShotSpotter program. The City Council will vote Friday to provide extra funding to expand the program that officers say is a valuable crime fighting tool.

06/11/2014

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Dayton Signs Bill Stripping Abusers Of Guns

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill restricting gun possession rights for people convicted of domestic abuse and those subject to restraining orders. The measure was among 19 bills signed by Dayton Friday.

05/09/2014

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Event Designed To Remember Victims Of Gun Violence

Families of gun violence victims are taking part in a community event to remember and honor those who have died. The Remembrance of Life event will take place Sunday afternoon at the Church of the Ascension in Minneapolis. The event is organized by Protect Minnesota, MADDADS and From Death to Life.

01/11/2014

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150 Gather In N. Mpls. For Gun Violence Prevention Summit

Mary Johnson’s son was murdered 20 years ago. She has since forgiven the man who killed him, but still feels compelled to work to stop the killing. “Our youth should not be able to walk out of their door, and walk down the block and get a gun,” Johnson said. The summit included police officers, pastors and citizens – working to end gun violence. Among the attendees was Leroy Duncan of Protect Minnesota.

10/25/2013

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Group Against Gun Violence Holds Summit

A group working to stop gun violence is holding a summit in Minneapolis to talk about preventing violence and creating safe communities. Protect Minnesota is hosting its summit on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis.

10/24/2013

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Minneapolis Youth March Against Gun Violence

Gun violence affects children and teens in Minnesota at an alarming rate. To illustrate that point, children from the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School are marching down Broadway Avenue in north Minneapolis on Wednesday.

07/10/2013

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Guns In Your Home: A Statistical Accident Waiting To Happen

Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.

05/15/2013

America Mourns Elementary School Massacre

Newtown Families On 60 Minutes

Families of Newtown victims sat down with Scott Pelley and discuss the need for gun control legislation. It is a very moving interview. You can watch it here and join the discussion about the interview […]

04/08/2013

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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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2 Adults, Cats Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide case in Ramsey, Minn. Officers with the Ramsey Police Department say they were dispatched to a home on the 8500 block of 176th Lane Northwest.

02/13/2013

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Accent Shooting Survivor Meets With Obama

In Minneapolis Monday, President Obama made his case for new gun restrictions in the wake of a series of gun massacres, including the deadliest workplace shooting in Minneapolis history last year at Accent Signage.

02/04/2013

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