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Cedric Scofield of St. Paul, right, watches testimony about a gun-control bill Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in a Minnesota House committee room. More than 500 attended, including those watching on television monitors in two overflow rooms. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Legislative gun debate begins to overflow crowd at Minn. Capitol


ST. PAUL — The two sides of Minnesota’s gun debate began laying out their arguments today during first of a series of legislative meetings.

This morning’s packed House committee meeting, with two other rooms full of people watching on television monitors, was the first of five meetings planned this week, with Senate gun meetings beginning later this month.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.