During an appearance on Bill Maher's HBO show over the weekend, Keith Ellison said he wishes Democrats would come out against the Second Amendment.SEE ALSO: Gun permits issued in Minnesota doubled last year "Why doesn't your party come out against the Second Amendment? It's a problem," Maher asks, t ... More >>
Bob Davis is out at AM 1130. His departure from the station comes a couple months after his former cohost, Tom Emmer, left the station to focus on his bid to become the next Michele Bachmann.SEE ALSO: City Pages' Bob Davis coverage gets love on Colbert Report [VIDEO] According to the All Access Musi ... More >>
The Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum has decided to cancel the "Open Streets -- Open Carry" events in which they planned to proudly tote their firearms during the annual celebrations of biking, walking, and skating.THE BACKSTORY: Gun rights group plans to pack heat at Open Streets In a twist ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Twin Cities Gun Owners cancel "Open Streets -- Open Carry" events The Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum is planning a string of "Open Streets -- Open Carry" events this summer.SEE ALSO: City Pages' Bob Davis coverage gets love on Colbert Report [VIDEO] "As part of our ongoing ... More >>
Though he made a name for himself with his gay rights advocacy, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe isn't a one-issue pony.SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe named Twin Cities PRIDE Grand Marshal Today, he blasted an Arkansas lawmaker who used the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects to make an anti-gun contr ... More >>
This afternoon, Minneapolis-based Atomic Data announced it's immediately ending it's sponsorship of AM 1130's Davis & Emmer show because of the outrageous comments Davis made last Friday about victims of the Newtown school shooting.SEE ALSO: Tom Emmer: If I were guv, Minnesota would "make Wiscon ... More >>
This morning, Bob Davis addressed the firestorm created with callous comments he made about victims of gun violence during last Friday's Davis & Emmer show. THE BACKSTORY: Bob Davis, on Davis & Emmer show, says Newtown shooting victims can "go to hell" [AUDIO]During that show, Davis, talking ... More >>
While legislators locally and nationally debate gun control, a diner in the Minnesota town of Brownsdale is taking its own stance on the second amendment. At the Langtry Cafe, Thursdays are conceal and carry day.See Also: - Minnesota lawmakers propose gun control legislation [VIDEO] - Pro-gun group' ... More >>
Last night, a bill calling for backgrounds checks on all firearm purchases in Minnesota died in a House committee, meaning any gun control legislation approved this legislative session will be watered down at best.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Tony Cornish says Jesus would pack heat if he were alive today Th ... More >>
Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder, is the stanchest pro-gun legislator in the state, and today, nobody was more outspoken in opposition to a bill that would mandate universal background checks for guy buyers.SEE ALSO: Rep. Tony Cornish wore a semi-automatic rifle pin to today's gun control hearing [ ... More >>
Though Al Franken seemed a bit conflicted about the issue in January, both he and Amy Klobuchar joined the rest of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday to vote in favor of a gun control proposal that would ban some semiautomatic rifles and limit magazine sizes.SEE ALSO:-- More M ... More >>
Since the "shall issue" permit law went on the books a decade ago, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has recorded five instances of permit holders justifiably using a firearm. During that same timeframe, permit holders have committed 124 firearm-related crimes.RELATED COVERAGE:-- More Minnesotans ... More >>
During three days of House hearings on possible gun control measures earlier this month, representatives kicked around the idea of banning semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity ammo clips.SEE ALSO:-- Pine County Sheriff's refusal to enforce new gun regulations has at least one legislative supporte ... More >>
This morning the legislature kicked off three days of gun control hearings, starring Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder.SEE ALSO: Minnesota lawmakers propose gun control legislation [VIDEO] Cornish has emerged as the legislature's staunchest gun rights advocate -- a title he wore proudly, literally, ... More >>
President Obama traveled to North Minneapolis this afternoon to deliver a speech in support of his new gun control proposals. His remarks didn't contain anything anything distinct from what he laid out on January 16, but he did offer up some praise for what the city of Minneapolis has gone to r ... More >>
Two DFL legislators proposed a new bill this morning that would tighten Minnesota's gun laws for convicted felons and the mentally ill, including barring firearms from those convicted of felony-level domestic assault and making it illegal for felons to carry ammunition. SEE ALSO: Law enforcement w ... More >>
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In December, we blogged about Salon's list of the "craziest gun laws in America." The winner, so to speak, was a law in Wisconsin allowing people to carry concealed weapons in unenclosed areas on University of Wisconsin-system campuses.SEE ALSO: Jon Stewart slams Jesse Ventura's gun control view on ... More >>
When Andy Parrish says he has "no intention of abiding" by President Obama's new proposed gun control measure, it's one thing. But a county sheriff? That's another.SEE ALSO: MN secession petition: Glenn Beck to be first president of 'Dumbf*ckistan,' Faux Nooz reports Yesterday, Pine County Sheriff R ... More >>
Just over a month after the Newtown school shooting, President Obama today revealed his ambitious gun control proposal.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann's favorite gun is the Bushmaster AR-15 used in Newtown [VIDEO] But a day before the president announced what some are calling the "most expansive gun-cont ... More >>
When Obama announced his gun law reform agenda this morning, R.T. Rybak was at the White House.The Minneapolis mayor, who co-hosted a Regional Gun Summit here just last week, is in D.C. for the day to lobby in support of the president's proposal.See Also:- Andy Parrish says he has "no intention of a ... More >>
For Jesse Ventura, gun control is the ability to "put two rounds into the same hole from 25 meters." In other words, he's a strong supporter of the Second Amendment who once characterized the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 as "a stupid piece of legislation."SEE ALSO: Jesse Ventura ... More >>
Last Friday, we told you about how some Minnesota conservatives, in the hours after the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, opined that Minnesota teachers should be allowed to carry firearms in the classroom.SEE ALSO:-- Cornish, author of "deadly force" bill, thinks Byron Smith is a murderer -- No ... More >>
A ProPublica analysis published in the wake of the Newtown school shooting looks at the seven "craziest gun laws in America," with top honors going to a law enacted last year in Wisconsin.SEE ALSO: Andy Parrish's response to Newtown school shooting: Arm teachersThat law allows people to carry concea ... More >>
In the wake of a tragedy, when is it appropriate to start talking about its political implications?SEE ALSO:-- Betty McCollum speaks out on Arizona shootings [VIDEO]-- Al Franken doesn't want mobile app companies to sell your location data without permission Unfortunately, that's a question electe ... More >>
Last night, President Obama traveled to Newtown, Connecticut, and gave a speech at a memorial service for the victims of Friday's school shooting.SEE ALSO:-- Al Franken didn't want to talk gun control on Friday; Betty McCollum did -- Andy Parrish's response to Newtown school shooting: Arm teachers H ... More >>
Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder, is one of Minnesota's staunchest gun rights advocates. In fact, last legislative session, he authored a "deadly force" bill that would've dramatically expanded the range of situations in which gun owners could lawfully use deadly force (the bill was ultimately veto ... More >>
For the second time in a week, a local Republican offered up a head-scratcher of a response when asked about gun control by debate moderator Gary Eichten.SEE ALSO:-- WCCO scrubs attack ad against Chip Cravaack [VIDEO]-- Chip Cravaack: Taxpayers are paying more than $1,000 a month for his 2011 Chevy ... More >>
In 2010, Andrew Engeldinger's parents voluntarily enrolled in a 12-week class for families of the mentally ill. During the nearly two years before their son fatally shot five people after being fired from his job at Accent Signage, Engeldinger's parents repeatedly reached out to him in hopes he'd se ... More >>
Yesterday, with a mostly party-line 40-23 vote, the Minnesota Senate approved the controversial Defense of Dwelling and Person Act, a bill that broadens the rights of property owners to use deadly force. Since the House passed a version of the bill last year, the legislation should soon reach the ... More >>
Wisconsin is preparing to star in a big-budget Western. This morning, Wisconsin began taking applications for the state's brand new concealed carry gun law. By this afternoon, every single person in Wisconsin will be armed to the teeth. Shoulder holster, one at the hip, little one down by the ank ... More >>
The Wisconsin State Capitol: Bring your own ammo.Wisconsin's new laid-back concealed carry permit laws go into effect next week, and gun owners across the state are asking where, exactly, they can jangle their spurs with a six-shooter on their hip. It seems it'll be cool to be packin' heat damn n ... More >>
Joel Rosenberg passed away yesterday.Joel Rosenberg, the vocal gun rights advocate, has died. This morning, his wife Felicia Herman posted an announcement on his website "Free Joel Rosenberg," which he created to chronicle his public spat with Minneapolis Police Sgt. William Palmer. Under ... More >>
Tom Hackbarth exercises his Second Amendment rights.Rep. Tom Hackbarth likes his guns, especially when they're strapped to his hip outside a Planned Parenthood office while he hunts for a girlfriend he met online. So it only makes sense, really, that he'd want to ensure that his right to keep an ... More >>
Photo: Willie LunchmeatOn the menu in WisconsinFive pistol-packin' strangers recently scared the dickens out of a 62-year-old woman at a Madison Culver's, and she called the cops. But now the cops are the ones who are in trouble. They'd walked into a piece of Second Amendment street theat ... More >>
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