Monday, February 4, 2013
Watch live via The UpTake as President Obama addresses gun violence at the Minneapolis Police Special Operations Center in north Minneapolis. Starts at 1:30 p.m. Central.
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Sunday, February 3, 2013
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with law enforcement and community members to discuss gun control measures nationwide.
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with local officials about gun violence, less than two months after the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT that claimed the lives of 20 children and six school staffers. The day trip will be the president’s first one outside Washington to discuss his “common-sense” plan to combat gun violence, introduced on January 16 and reiterated a few days later in his weekly video address to the nation (see above). The visit follows his promises to heavily involve communities in tackling this issue. “Everything we do combines both a legislative strategy with a broad-based communications and outreach strategy to get people engaged and involved, so that it's not …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Mike Freeman suggested some fixes to state law that would keep guns from people he thinks shouldn’t have them.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, Sen. Ron Latz (DFL-District 46) and Rep. John Lesch (DFL-District 66B) are pushing for five changes to state law that they say would keep guns from people who shouldn’t have them. At a press conference Thursday, Freeman spelled out the following recommendations included in the legislation that’s been introduced: Watch the three men speak about the proposal in the video above. Hearings on the proposal are scheduled for next week in the House and the end of February in the Senate.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Owner of Bill's Gun Shop & Range says that many of his customers are purchasing guns in fear of potential gun bans.
John Monson has owned Bill’s Gun Shop & Range in Robbinsdale for 10 years. In that time, he says he’s never seen a boom in sales like he’s seeing today. Weeks after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT, and with subsequent calls for firearm bans, gun and shooting sport enthusiasts are swarming to Monson’s store to try to buy products while they are still legal. An increase in business would usually be a good thing, but Monson says that this kind of frenzy takes away from the personal consultation he used to give his customers. “We really can’t cater to our customers well in this environment,” Monson said. “ I like to educate people and help them make the right decisions. In a bump and grind environment, we can’t do …