How Feds Are Working To Crack Down On Crimes Committed With Illegal FirearmsAs the metro has seen an uptick in violent crime this summer, recently released Bureau of Criminal Apprehension statistics point to staggering numbers in 2020.
Gun Sales Up In Minnesota, Ammo Supplies Reportedly LimitedThe National Shooting Sports Foundation says there were about 21,900 background checks for gun purchases in Minnesota in August of 2019. This year, there were nearly 35,000 in the same month.
Cub Foods Stops E-Cigarette Sales, Requests Open Firearm ChangesCub Foods announced Friday the store is taking "reasonable and prudent precautions" by discontinuing the sale of e-cigarettes and vaporizers. The grocery store also announced they now "respectfully ask" its customers to no longer openly carry firearms into the store.
Meth, Guns & Explosive Found In Danube Home; 3 ArrestedThree people were arrested Wednesday after over a pound of meth was found inside their Danube home, along with an explosive and firearms.
Walmart Sets Age Of 21 To Buy Firearms, AmmunitionWalmart says it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21.
Minnesota Tightening Gun Laws For Domestic AbusersMinnesota is part of an early wave of states passing laws to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
Minnesota Mother Invited To Obama's Gun Control SpeechA Minnesota mother was there while President Barack Obama laid out his plan for executive action on gun control Tuesday. Diane Sellgren listened to the president speak in person, along with Gabby Giffords and other gun-violence survivors.
Dayton Seeks Ban On Gun Sales To Those On Terror Watch ListsGov. Mark Dayton is urging legislators to ban gun sales to people on terrorism watch lists. Statehouses nationwide have begun exploring those measures to stop would-be extremists from buying firearms.
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.
Mpls. School Locked Down Over Student's BB GunPolice say someone was taken into custody at Anwatin Middle School Tuesday morning after a student brought a BB gun to school. The incident was confirmed by Sgt. John Elder of the Minneapolis Police Department.
Gov. Walker To End Decades-Old Waiting Period For HandgunsGov. Scott Walker planned to sign a pair of bills that would loosen Wisconsin's guns laws Wednesday, legislation that had passed the Republican-controlled Legislature before last week's fatal shootings at a South Carolina church.
Wisconsin Legislature OKs Ending Gun Waiting PeriodWisconsin Republicans moved within a step Tuesday of eliminating the state's decades-old 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases, pushing a bill that would wipe out the statutes through the state Assembly to Gov. Scott Walker's desk.
Man Charged With Trying To Disarm Cop At Regions Hospital"I'm not going back to prison," the man who allegedly tried to grab a deputy's gun at Regions Hospital Thursday afternoon said a week earlier when he was spotted by officers in St. Paul, according to new criminal charges.
Man Tackled After Firing Gun On Minneapolis-Bound MegabusA man on a Megabus bound for Minneapolis from Chicago late Tuesday night fired a gun before trying to take control of the bus, authorities said. According to reports from CBS Chicago, the incident happened along Interstate 90 near a tollway Oasis in suburban Des Plaines at about 11:30 p.m.
Budget Bill Removes Disclosure For Bringing Guns To CapitolMinnesotans with gun permits could carry a gun onto state Capitol grounds without tipping off the state under a House budget bill. Current state law requires to gun owners to notify state officials before bringing a gun into the Capitol and other state buildings.