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February 14, 2017
Protect Minnesota group takes aim at 'lifetime permit' gun bill
ST. PAUL—Opponents of a proposal to allow carrying handguns for life say the legislation would allow people to carry guns after it is safe....
February 14, 2017 - 6:42pm
January 31, 2017
Reader Opinion: Stop the nonsense
The American Legislative Exchange Council is an organization which hands pliable representatives bills to pass into law in order to advance corporate interests. All of these ALEC "Stand Your Ground" bills only increase murder rates and are hugely beneficial to drug dealers and career...
January 31, 2017 - 8:16pm
January 29, 2017
Gun rights bills enter Minnesota's House, but how far will they get?
ST. PAUL—As the Legislature warms up, House Republicans have authored a series of strong gun rights bills — though it remains unclear...
January 29, 2017 - 4:28pm
January 27, 2017
Local legislators introduce 'Stand Your Ground' bill
Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature recently introduced a "Stand Your Ground" bill that would make it easier for gun owners to legally kill...
January 27, 2017 - 10:26pm
January 26, 2017
Nolan introduces prison employee gun bill
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan on Tuesday joined Republican Congressman David McKinley of West Virginia to introduce legislation allowing employees of federal prisons to carry firearms while commuting to and from work. The bill, H.R. 613, requires that a secure storage area...
January 26, 2017 - 10:15pm
January 11, 2017
OPINION COLUMN: Guns in America and shooting back
I'm an advocate of the right to bear arms. I own several nice pistols and a shotgun. I wouldn't mind adding a couple of more to my collection. I have never shot anybody or aimed a gun at a person. I hope and pray I never feel in such danger that I might feel the urgency to do so....
January 11, 2017 - 2:35pm
November 7, 2016
Reader Opinion: Problems and profits
It is perhaps a well-known economic truth that if there is a problem you can make money helping people continue to deal with that problem. If you solve the problem you might be able to make money selling the solution, but it is a one-time thing. So it is much more profitable to sell...
November 7, 2016 - 12:55pm
August 2, 2016
Texas allows guns in college classrooms under new law
AUSTIN, Texas -- A new law went into effect in Texas on Monday, Aug. 1, that allows certain students to bring guns into classrooms, with supporters...
August 2, 2016 - 11:00am
July 19, 2016
Reader Opinion: Jesus lights the way
"But God commanded his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8.
July 19, 2016 - 11:22pm
Reader Opinion: Tennis anyone?
In William Shakespeare's history play, an emissary of the French king sends Henry V of England a gift, a gigantic chest full of tennis balls, to let it be known, sarcastically, what he thought of the English king's meddling in world affairs, in this case, the bloody Hundred Years'...
July 19, 2016 - 11:21pm
June 23, 2016
Reader Opinion: Guns aren't courage
I saw a post the other day that struck home. We have all theses people who want to carry assault rifles and protect themselves, perhaps they could do the honorable thing and enlist, then they can protect our country and receive needed training and possibly be vetted for psychiatric...
June 23, 2016 - 8:56pm
June 16, 2016
Reader Opinion: Sacrifices at the altar of guns
This would all be funny and absurd if it were not so traumatic and deadly. We continue to offer up our citizens as sacrifices at the altar of a dark and barbaric, pagan sect who not only worship guns but also reserve the right of their chosen few to be able to operate without any...
June 16, 2016 - 5:59pm
March 15, 2016
Tribal members should be able to rice at will, Dayton says
Gov. Mark Dayton's supplemental budget proposal released Tuesday contains a landmark policy change: allowing tribal members to rice wherever...
March 15, 2016 - 8:00pm
January 28, 2016
Reader Opinion: Differing opinions on guns
Guns aren't designed with intelligent wiring. People want guns to feel they can secure themselves against tyranny, crime etc., and yet, what happens more often than not is that they're used under the guise of self defense, under the guise for recreational use etc. Possession of a...
January 28, 2016 - 7:01pm
January 6, 2016
Reader Opinion: Gun-free zones
Fact! All the terrorist attacks in the United States since 2000 have happened in gun-free zones. Why would any business want to create a gun-free zone? Even more astounding, they announce it with a sign that reads "No Firearms Allowed On These Premises." Most people realize that the...
January 6, 2016 - 10:59pm