Obama In Minnesota To Tout Gun Control, Bills Have Been Introduced In MN Legislature
On Monday, President Barack Obama is in Minneapolis for a chance to pitch his gun proposals in Minnesota. Obama has planned a visit to the Minneapolis Police Department’s Special Operations Center in an attempt to garner support for his controversial assault weapons ban. This will mark the first time Obama has campaigned on his controversial proposals outside of Washington. Obama is also calling for universal background checks for gun purchasers, which seems to have more mainstream support.
Already in Minnesota, more than a half-dozen new bills on gun control have been introduced. Last Thursday in the MN House of Representatives several bills were laid out including one which is aimed at outlawing “any ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than seven rounds.” Should the bill pass, any person that has one must remove it from the state or surrender it to law enforcement for destruction within 120 days. The proposal is viewed as quite radical by gun owners, and was authored by Duluth Democratic Rep. Erik Simonson. All total, Simonson has offered six different related pieces of gun curtailing legislation. WCMP will seek the comment of Rep. Tim Faust from District 11B on these topics when he is in for his weekly interview later on Monday.