Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Sheriff Joe Hagerty said missing information in criminal and mental health databases poses a risk in preventing people who would abuse guns from obtaining them.
Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty talked about his stance on the gun control issue with the Wright County Tea Party Patriots last week, before a crowd of more than 70 concerned gun owners from St. Michael and the surrounding area. "The second amendment is pretty clear: right to bear arms," Hagerty said. "And we take that seriously. His stance is the same as that of the Minnesota Sheriff's Association and the Hennepin County Sheriff, which was announced at a press conference a few weeks ago: access to guns is the problem, not the type of firearms or number of magazines people are allowed to purchase, he said. "I'm as concerned as anyone with what they (lawmakers) term as assault rifles," Hagerty said. "In Wright County, I can't think of a…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Sheriff Joe Hagerty of St. Michael will speak Tuesday night about local and national developments on gun ownership.
Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty, who is also a resident of St. Michael, is scheduled to speak about gun control and the Second Amendment Tuesday night at a Wright County Tea Party Patriots meeting. The meeting is open to the public and is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Buffalo Municipal Airport meeting room. The group is hosting Hagerty as a featured speaker at their monthly meeting. Hagerty "will be speaking on recent developments concerning firearm possession at both the local and national levels pertaining to the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms," said a Wright County Tea Party Patriots written statement. The meeting will also feature a question and answer session …
President called on voters to pressure their legislators to pass gun control measures.
Speaking to a crowd of local dignitaries and law enforcement officers on Monday, President Barack Obama called on voters to pressure Congress to act on curbing gun violence. "We've suffered too much pain to stand by and do nothing," he said. "We don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something," he added. What did the Twin Cities think about Obama's visit on social media? Adopting universal background checks, banning military-style assault weapons, limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, and putting more police officers on the street are "common sense," bipartisan measures to reduce gun violence, the President said. He also repeated other proposals to expand access to mental health care for young people. Several …
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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.
Friday, January 4, 2013
With so many challenges on the table, Patch wants to know what issues you think are most important.
With another legislative session just around the corner, senators and representatives have no shortage of challenges ahead of them. Lawmakers plan to convene hearings on gun control in the wake of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT. They’ll review a recommendation from a governor-appointed task force to increase gas taxes and tab fees in response to a projected $50 billion shortfall in transportation funding. The DFL majority and defeat of the marriage amendment in the 2012 election could even prompt the Legislature to take up the issue of gay marriage. And looming over everything is a projected $1.1 billion deficit that legislators will have to close before adjourning for the year. With so many issues on the …