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March 12, 2018
Minnesota state Sen. Matt LIttle of Lakeville  talks about a bill Monday, March 12, 2018, he sponsors that would extend background checks to all firearms sales in the state. With him are Sens. Paul Anderson of Plymouth and  Scott Jensen of Chaska. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Committees unlikely to take up Minnesota gun bills
March 12, 2018 - 6:16pm
March 9, 2018
Gov. Rick Scott speaks in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb. 23, 2018. Scott broke with the National Rifle Association on March 9 to sign a law raising the minimum age and waiting period to purchase a gun in Florida; the bill also funds school police officers and mental health services, broadens law enforcement’s power to seize weapons, and allows certain staff to carry guns in schools. (Audra Melton/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott breaks with NRA to sign new gun regulations
March 9, 2018 - 5:19pm
March 5, 2018
Lisa Marie Stowe  Courtesy of Ramsey County Sheriff
Minn. couple, son charged in weapons, threat case
March 5, 2018 - 9:41pm
March 2, 2018
Minnesota House Transportation Chairman Paul Torkelson of Hanska talks to Commissioner Johanna Clyborne of Minnesota Information Technology Services after a Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, meeting about long delays in issuing motor vehicle titles, registrations and license plates. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: MNLARS issues foreshadow future projects
March 2, 2018 - 1:12pm
February 28, 2018
Customers push merchandise to their car at a Walmart store in Secaucus, N.J., Nov. 4, 2017. Employees at several e-commerce companies recently acquired by Walmart are finding that their medical coverage will come at a far higher price. (Michael Nagle/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Walmart, nation's top-seller of guns, joins Dick's in raising minimum age to purchase guns, ammunition to 21
February 28, 2018 - 7:59pm
A customer carries a purchase while exiting a Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. store in Sterling Heights, Michigan, on Aug. 18, 2016. Bloomberg photo by Sean Proctor
Dick's Sporting Goods CEO says company will no longer sell assault rifles, guns to people under 21
February 28, 2018 - 11:58am
February 26, 2018
Alwin Chen, 18, was charged Feb. 15 with bringing this loaded gun to Clarksburg High School in Montgomery County, Maryland. MUST CREDIT: Montgomery County (Md.) Police handout
'I want to kill all evil forces': Student says he regularly brought gun to school to guard against mass shooters
February 26, 2018 - 1:54pm
February 23, 2018
Squaw Lake man sentenced in meth case
February 23, 2018 - 3:56pm
Minnesota state Rep. Rod Hamilton says on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, that he would like to expand state programs that help provide fresh fruit and vegatables to schools. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers say meetings can help fight childhood hunger
February 23, 2018 - 11:39am
February 22, 2018
Has blaze orange become the anti-gun color?
February 22, 2018 - 7:32pm
Hundreds of people jammed into the Minnesota Capitol rotunda Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, to urge state lawmakers to pass bills to prevent gun violence. About 1,000 people filled the rotunda and nearby areas. Don Davis / Forum News Service
1,000 crowd Minn. Capitol to urge gun violence actions
February 22, 2018 - 5:40pm
President Donald Trump during a meeting with state and local officials on school safety inside the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Feb. 22, 2018. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)
Trump appears to back raising assault rifle age to 21, presses case for arming some teachers
February 22, 2018 - 3:30pm
February 21, 2018
Anish Oleti, 16, and other other students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee, Feb. 21, 2018. Seven days after the mass shooting, Florida’s Republican-dominated state government faces unprecedented pressure to pass legislation addressing gun violence. (Audra Melton/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Florida House refuses to debate guns, but declares porn dangerous
February 21, 2018 - 10:16am
February 20, 2018
A "bump stock" device can be attached to a semi-automatic weapon, allowing it to function as an automatic. Special to The Forum
Trump directs Sessions to propose regulations to ban 'bump stocks'
February 20, 2018 - 4:12pm
February 19, 2018
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman. David Oakes / Minnesota Senate photographer
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
February 19, 2018 - 3:03pm