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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Minnesota prosecutors said Thursday that they need more power to charge violent felons with gun crimes.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and several other law enforcement officials met Monday with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss gun violence and mental illness.