Record Number Of Firearm Background Checks Performed On Black FridayThe FBI ran more than 185,000 background checks on Black Friday for people looking to purchase guns from licensed dealers. That's 5 percent more than last year.
GOP Lawmakers Call To Arm More Military MembersA group of GOP legislators on Monday announced a bill in the works to exempt active duty members of the military and Minnesota's National Guard from the state's gun permitting process. The legislation is expected to be introduced next year.
Minn. Lawmakers Hear From Gun Violence Prevention GroupAt a rally Monday, members of "Protect Minnesota" talked about the need for a uniform background check on all gun sales.
Event Designed To Remember Victims Of Gun ViolenceFamilies of gun violence victims are taking part in a community event to remember and honor those who have died. The Remembrance of Life event will take place Sunday afternoon at the Church of the Ascension in Minneapolis. The event is organized by Protect Minnesota, MADDADS and From Death to Life.
150 Gather In N. Mpls. For Gun Violence Prevention SummitMary Johnson's son was murdered 20 years ago. She has since forgiven the man who killed him, but still feels compelled to work to stop the killing. "Our youth should not be able to walk out of their door, and walk down the block and get a gun," Johnson said. The summit included police officers, pastors and citizens - working to end gun violence. Among the attendees was Leroy Duncan of Protect Minnesota.
Group Against Gun Violence Holds Summit A group working to stop gun violence is holding a summit in Minneapolis to talk about preventing violence and creating safe communities. Protect Minnesota is hosting its summit on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis.
Conn. Shootings Spark Minn Rally On Gun Violence The Connecticut school shooting sparked a rally in Minneapolis Friday night centered around ending gun violence.