Reality Check: Guns And 8th District CandidatesThe 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.
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.
Guns In Your Home: A Statistical Accident Waiting To HappenOver 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor's own home.
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.
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.
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.
Opinion: Gun ReformIn 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.
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.
Opinion: GunsFollowing the events in Connecticut last Friday, there is a fundamental question that keeps crossing my mind: Why did this have to happen? How many more schools need to be shot up before we act? How many children need to die over a Constitutional Amendment that addressed the right for Americans to possess muskets?
NRA To Wis. AG: Concealed Carry Flap Not OverThe National Rifle Association says its fight with Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen over concealed carry regulations isn't over.
Mpls. Chief: More Guns Is Not The Solution Minneapolis Police Chief Timothy Dolan is pushing for more gun control after meeting with dozens of other police chiefs.
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