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April 12, 2018
Reader Opinion: A common sense approach
I encourage all of those who are over 50 to listen carefully to those young people who took part in March for Our Lives. They're energized and passionate about making life for everyone in our country safer. They'll be voting, communicating with elected officials, running for elected...
April 12, 2018 - 8:30am
April 11, 2018
Reader Opinion: Reasonable gun regulation
People with guns kill people. Limiting access to semi-automatics, perhaps better called "sporting" than "assault" rifles, and increasing access to mental health services have been prominent in the discussion for reduction of mass shootings.
April 11, 2018 - 7:30am
April 10, 2018
Stauber touts common sense, blue-collar values in pitch for District 8
On Dec. 16, 1995, a bullet blasted into the confines of a Duluth Police Department squad car and struck the head of Officer Pete Stauber. Two...
April 10, 2018 - 6:00am
April 9, 2018
The allure of the AR-15: 'I know I don't need it,' says one recent buyer, but that's not the point
Fabian Rodriguez was cradling his new rifle when he stopped at one of the gun-show booths to purchase a $5 chicken fajita MRE. The "Meal Ready...
April 9, 2018 - 7:00am
April 5, 2018
Reader Opinion: What I've wanted to say
Thank you to the writer of the April 1 Reader Opinion letter "Gun control" about how not honoring God has opened the door to hatred and violence. It's the letter that I wanted to write months ago, but I could not express it the way I wanted. You did it! and I'm grateful. It's the...
April 5, 2018 - 7:30am
April 4, 2018
Reader Opinion: Rally was inclusive
A few observations regarding the March for Our Lives rally March 24 in Brainerd. Several hundred folks showed up to participate, representing a healthy diversity of ages—from high school students to senior citizens. The rally and march attendees were respectful and were there...
April 4, 2018 - 8:30am
March 29, 2018
Reader Opinion: Enforce the law
I read in Monday's Dispatch the comments made by Rick Nolan comparing duck hunting to shooting people in school or church. He says we can only have three shells in our gun when we shoot ducks but you can have as many shells as you want when you are shooting children in our schools....
March 29, 2018 - 7:30am
March 26, 2018
Fargo-area members say NRA fights for their gun rights
WEST FARGO — When he's teaching a beginner how to shoot a pistol, Darrell Kersting doesn't look at the target to see where the bullets...
March 26, 2018 - 8:28pm
March 24, 2018
'People need to listen to us': Demonstrators gather around the US to protest gun violence
Demonstrators around the world demanded action on gun violence Saturday in a massive display spurred by a shooting at a Florida high school last...
March 24, 2018 - 5:38pm
Students demand action against gun violence in nation's capital, saying 'enough is enough'
WASHINGTON - Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in the nation's capital and cities across the U.S. on Saturday to demand action...
March 24, 2018 - 3:26pm
White House praises 'courageous' youths marching against gun violence
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The White House on Saturday issued a statement praising youths participating in demonstrations against gun violence in...
March 24, 2018 - 12:07pm
Commentary: How do we make a safe school setting?
I heard the other day about an active-shooter drill at a school in the Twin Cities, and I haven't been able to get it out of my mind.
March 24, 2018 - 6:55am
March 23, 2018
Commentary: What if millennials get politically active?
If gun control becomes the gateway issue that entices distrustful millennials into the voting booth, America is in for a makeover. Never before has this country produced a generation with political views and demographic traits so different from those of its elders. On nearly every...
March 23, 2018 - 12:08pm
Reader Opinion: The big picture
I live in Breezy Point and I am wondering if our legislators and senators are living in a bubble. I am in Florida for a month and am amazed at the sweeping gun legislation that was passed here with a Republican governor and under the movement instigated by the youth survivors of the...
March 23, 2018 - 8:30am
March 21, 2018
Commentary: I run Dick's Sporting Goods. It's Congress's turn to do something about guns.
Throughout history, the United States has been a beacon of hope for the world - especially for people who appreciate and respect that we are...
March 21, 2018 - 4:07pm