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Reality Check: Guns And 8th District Candidates

The hotly contested 8th Congressional District campaign took another turn this week, over guns. The National Rifle Association is pouring nearly $750,000 into a negative ad which mocks incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan. The ad features an actor in a suit and a goofy hat, posing for election-year photos. “Nolan doesn’t get basic gun safety, and doesn’t know how many shells go in a duck gun,” the ad says.

10/30/2014

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NRA Plans Ad Blitz Targeting Nolan On Gun Rights

The nation’s most powerful gun rights group is targeting Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan with a massive ad blitz the week before Election Day. The National Rifle Association has reserved $750,000 in ads starting Oct. 28, according to public filings. NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker confirmed the ads would focus on Minnesota’s 8th District.

10/08/2014

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Senate Panel To Take Up Guns, Background Checks

A Senate panel is set to vote on changes to Minnesota’s gun laws, including whether to require background checks for all gun purchases.

03/14/2013

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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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Minn. Lawmakers Unveil More Modest Gun Plan

A clear majority of the Minnesota House is 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 Debate Assault Weapons Ban At Capitol

For the second day in a row, the gun debate has brought a large crowd to the State Capitol.

02/06/2013

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Obama Presses His Gun Proposals In Minnesota

With his gun proposals dividing Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday the challenges he faces in winning support for measures ranging from criminal checks on gun buyers to an assault weapons ban. But, he declared: “We don’t have to agree on everything to agree it’s time to do something.”

02/04/2013

Minnesota Responds To NRA Conference

Protesters twice interrupted the head of the NRA as he proposed armed security guards in every school in the United States.

12/21/2012

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NRA: ‘Put Armed Police Officers In Every Single School’

The nation’s largest gun-rights lobbying group responded for the first time Friday since the elementary school massacre in Connecticut a week ago.

12/21/2012

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Walz, McCollum, Mayor Coleman Respond To NRA Proposal

A Minnesota congressman who’s a former teacher and gets straight A’s from the National Rifle Association says he’s “deeply disappointed” with the NRA’s proposal for posting armed police officers at every school.

12/21/2012

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Opinion: Gun Reform

In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.

12/19/2012

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NRA Releases Statement, Plans ‘Contribution’

Five days after a shooting claimed the lives of 26 victims, including 20 children, the National Rifle Association is breaking its silence.

12/18/2012

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NRA To Wis. AG: Concealed Carry Flap Not Over

The National Rifle Association says its fight with Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen over concealed carry regulations isn’t over.

10/21/2011

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