Guns

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Chris Kyle Interview

A look back at the interview Chad did with Chris Kyle in January 2012.

02/04/2013

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Obama A Skeet Shooter? See New White House Photo

Two days before President Barack Obama’s first trip outside Washington to promote his gun-control proposals, the White House tried to settle a brewing mystery when it released a photo to back his claim to be a skeet shooter.

02/02/2013

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Duty To Protect Yourself

Sheriff David Clarke in Milwaukee County released a controversial PSA recently. Hear the PSA.

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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Gun Advocates Rally In St. Paul

Thousands of Minnesota gun advocates joined nationwide rallies in support of gun rights.

01/19/2013

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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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Bill Would Make It Harder For Felons To Own Guns

The first firearms bill introduced in the Minnesota Legislature this session would make it harder for convicted felons who’ve served their time to regain the right to own a gun.

01/18/2013

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Twin Cities Gun Shops Busy With Gun Owners Wanting To Stock Up

Stepping inside Bill’s Gun Shop in Robbinsdale, there’s a buzz of activity, with people buying ammunition, guns and signing up for classes.

01/15/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Gun Sales Soar

As lawmakers in Washington discuss how to keep guns out of the hands of disturbed individuals, gun sales are setting records the New York Times reports.

01/12/2013

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YouTube Video: Hunting Rifles More Dangerous Than Semi-Automatics

Many lawmakers, including Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan say banning assault weapons is “common sense legislation.”

01/11/2013

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4 Dead After Police Standoff In Colo.

Authorities say four people are dead, including the suspect, after an hours-long police standoff at a Colorado townhome.

01/05/2013

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For ’13 Legislature, Long List Of Issues To Tackle

Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature’s new Democratic majorities have made it clear: The session that starts Tuesday will be all about the state budget.

01/04/2013

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Mpls. Police: 5-Year-Old Pulls Out Toy Gun Inside School Bus

Minneapolis Police say a 5-year-old boy pulled a toy handgun from his backpack on the school bus and pointed it at students and staff.

12/26/2012

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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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Minn. Sheriff Meets With Biden On Gun Violence

Hennepin County Sheriff Rick Stanek says he raised the issue of untreated mental illness in a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden on curbing gun violence.

12/20/2012

Self-Defense

Reality Check: Explaining Minnesota’s Self-Defense Laws

A Minnesota man told police he feared two teenagers breaking into his home had a weapon when he shot and killed them on Thanksgiving Day.

11/27/2012

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Metro Gun Shops Nervous After Rash Of Burglaries

Several dozen high-powered guns could be in the hands of criminals.

11/02/2012

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Cops: Search Warrant Digs Up 46 Guns, Meth

A search warrant of a Maple Grove residence turned up 46 firearms and methamphetamine, police say.

09/26/2012

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Man Robs St. Cloud Hotel With Semi-Automatic

Police are investigating after a man robbed a hotel in St. Cloud at gunpoint. According to the police report, the incident happened at the Hampton Inn & Suites on 37th Avenue North at about 2:30 p.m. Friday.

07/28/2012

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Good Question: Why Aren’t Large Ammo Purchases Tracked?

No one knew what James Holmes was up to: buying four guns and 6,000 rounds of ammunition over a period of two months. No federal agency was alerted, no red flag was raised. So, why aren’t large ammunition purchases tracked?

07/23/2012

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Man Arrested After Bust Nets Marijuana, 24 Guns

A 59-year-old Hopkins man was arrested and charged with three felonies after after authorities recovered marijuana and 24 firearms from his home during a drug bust.

06/15/2012

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Confiscated Hunting Guns, Bows To Go Up For Auction

If you’re one of the many game and fish law breakers who’ve had gear confiscated by a state conservation officer, pay attention.

04/23/2012

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New Law Allows Minn. Prosecutors To Carry Guns

Minnesota prosecutors have new authority to arm themselves on duty.

04/09/2012

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Lawmakers Send Bill To Arm Prosecutors To Gov.

The Minnesota Legislature has given overwhelming approval to legislation allowing prosecutors to carry a firearm on duty as long as they have a permit.

04/05/2012

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What’s Done, What’s Left To Do In Minnesota Session

Minnesota lawmakers have been meeting in St. Paul for just over two months, and are likely to wrap up the 2012 session in a month or less. Though legislators are nearly done, there’s not a lot of final product to show.

03/30/2012

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