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Scaled-Back Gun Bill Headed For Minn. Senate Vote

A significantly scaled back bill to revise Minnesota’s gun laws is headed for a vote in the state Senate, with the blessing of a vocal gun-rights group. The proposal was revised Tuesday to remove language that could be construed as expanded background checks or limitations on lawful gun transactions.

05/14/2013

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House DFLer Blasts Speaker For Dropping Gun Bill

The DFL state representative who pushed expanded background checks for Minnesota gun buyers said Thursday that he’s angry with his fellow Democrat, House Speaker Paul Thissen, for shelving the bill this year.

05/02/2013

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Background Check Bill Dead, But Gun Debate Continues

What happened in Boston this week has made many think twice about personal safety. And for some, it makes them think about guns. This week, the senate killed a bill that would mean people need to get background checks before buying firearms.

04/20/2013

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Esme’s Blog: A Sandy Hook Mother’s Plea

Today Francine Wheeler, who lost her 6-year-old Ben in the Sandy Hook massacre, gave the President’s Saturday radio address pleading for action on gun control measures.

04/13/2013

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MSP Airport Worker Charged With Stealing Guns

A worker at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been charged with stealing shotguns, revolvers and other weapons from the checked luggage of passengers who had connections through the busy Twin Cities airport.

04/09/2013

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Caught On Camera: Alleged Airport Baggage Thief

When you check your luggage in for a flight out of town you expect to land with all your belongings still intact.

04/05/2013

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Gander Mountain To Open Firearms ‘Super Center’

Outdoors retailer Gander Mountain is set to open the state’s first firearms “super center” at the end of the month, while pushing for owners to take greater responsibility regarding gun safety.

04/05/2013

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Improving Gun Background Checks Could Be Costly

Lawmakers’ plans to improve Minnesota’s existing background check system for gun sales will come at a cost.

04/04/2013

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House Lawmakers Ditch Universal Background Checks

Minnesota House lawmakers are weighing whether to expand background checks for firearm purchases, a critical step in whether that measure can pass and become law.

03/19/2013

Bullets

Plymouth Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Ammo To Ukraine

A 37-year-old Plymouth man pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling thousands of rounds of ammunition from the United States to Ukraine, the Justice Department said.

03/19/2013

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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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Capitol Switches Course To Alternate Gun Plan

Top Minnesota lawmakers are tacking toward new gun legislation that wouldn’t impose universal background checks for gun purchases.

03/04/2013

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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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2012 Was Record Year For Minn. Handgun Permits

Minnesota sheriffs have issued a record number of permits to people who want to carry handguns in public, with 31,657 permits granted in 2012.

03/01/2013

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Police In 1 Minn. Town Set Up Shop In Schools

One small-town Minnesota school district is taking a unique approach to keeping students safe: The police are moving in.

03/01/2013

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