Victims’ family members and survivors of recent mass shootings are in Minneapolis, calling for tighter background checks for gun buyers. The rally organized by Mayors Against Illegal Guns is part of a 25-state bus tour to call for change in current gun policies.
Gun control advocates said Friday that Democrats at the Minnesota Legislature are showing a “lack of courage” by shelving a vote on tougher gun laws.
Sami Rahamim has committed statistics about gun deaths to memory, folding them into sentences that make his case. He talks like a lawyer, not a high school senior — no pauses or filler, no public trace of his pain.
Mayors, police chiefs and prosecutors from around the upper Midwest are meeting in Minneapolis to talk about gun violence — and how they can work together to prevent it.