How MN Officers Are Training To Prepare For Mass ShootingsActive shooting scenes like this week's in California could have an impact on training techniques for law enforcement in Minnesota. According to Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, when a mass shooting happens like the ones in Paris, San Bernardino or Colorado Springs, local law enforcement will later work with federal law enforcement to dissect the situation.
FBI: Murder Rate Down, But Mass Shootings On RiseThe murder rate is down overall in the United States. But violence like the San Bernardino shootings is becoming more common. The FBI studied active shootings where gunmen were "actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area."
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Details Emerge About Navy Yard Shooter's Checkered PastThe investigation into the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard continues with no clear motive for why Aaron Alexis opened fire, killing 12 people. He was killed in a gun battle with police. He was working at the Navy Yard as an electrical contractor.
Esme's Blog: Gun Permits Set Minnesota RecordMinnesota Sheriffs issued more than 30,000 gun permits last year -- that's 10,000 more than the year before.
Lawmakers Want To Up Schools' Mental Health FundsWhile state and federal politicians consider changes to gun laws, a group of Minnesota lawmakers want to improve mental health care in schools.
In Case Of Mass Shooting, ‘Run, Hide & Fight’The mass shootings in Wisconsin and Colorado have a lot of Americans thinking about what they would do in a similar situation. But some of the ways we think we'd react aren't always what will keep us safe.