Monday, December 24, 2012
Letter writer: "Congressman Kline, I ask that you seriously consider a ban of assault weapons and high capacity magazines."
Monday, December 24, 2012
Editor's note: The following is an open letter to Congressman John Kline, in response to an article Apple Valley/Rosemount Patch ran on Dec. 17 titled: Kline Calls Connecticut Tragedy 'Unthinkable,' But Stays Mum on Gun Legislation. To the editor, and Congressman Kline, I am writing today out of deep concern for the safety of fellow citizens, as well as my family and children. I sincerely hope, in light of the recent shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, that you will seriously re-consider your stance on banning assault weapons. There is no hunting rifle that requires a magazine clip of 30 rounds. There is NO CIVILIAN who would ever need to carry that type of fire power. The hunting argument is completely …
Friday, December 21, 2012
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," the NRA's Wayne LaPierre said.
In an amazing Friday morning press conference in Washington DC, the National Rifle Association broke its weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people at a school in Newtown, CT and called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." (What do you think about the NRA's solution? Tell us in the comments.) "We care about our president, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents," LaPierre said. "Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by Capitol Police officers. Yet, when it …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Minnesota Second Congressional District Rep. John Kline (R) has "a proven record of defending the Second Amendment," according to the National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund. The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing John Kline for U.S. House of Representatives in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. “John Kline has a proven record of defending the Second Amendment,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF. “Because of his strong support of our rights, Kline has earned an “A” rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF.” While serving in Congress, John Kline joined the historic briefs filed before the U.S. Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago, which …
Friday, September 28, 2012
With five dead after a workplace shooting in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood, we're wondering how Twin City area residents feel about gun ownership vs. public-safety concerns.
Editor's note: This is an update of a poll that first appeared this summer, after the Aurora, CO, movie theater shooting. The massacre at Columbine High School. The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The violence at Virginia Tech. The rampage at a theater in Aurora, CO. And now, the Twin Cities area has a tragedy of its own: The Thursday afternoon deaths of five people, including the shooter—apparently a man who had just lost his job at the firm where the violence took place. Incidents of gun violence often dominate the news, and after every such incident, the debate begins anew: Should federal and state governments make it more difficult for people to get their hands on guns? The issue tends to divide Americans right down the middle; in…