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Hundreds of Minnesotans lined up the morning of Thursday for a Minnesota Senate hearing about a variety of gun-related bills. Before the hearing started, Republican sponsors of three of the bills pulled them from consideration in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Senators planned two Thursday hearings and one this afternoon. Forum News Service photo by Danielle Killey

Mental health concerns considered at gun debate

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ST. PAUL — Stricter regulations on gun purchases could discourage people dealing with mental illness from seeking treatment, some mental health advocates say.


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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.