Obama hails Minneapolis gun efforts; his plans still face a fight

  • Article by: JIM RAGSDALE and BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: February 5, 2013 - 5:51 AM

He spoke about gun-control plans, listened to victims of violence

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sharkysharkFeb. 4, 1311:30 AM

Nizzel George was deliberately murdered by two gang members using a gun they were not legally permitted to posses. This crime has nothing to do with legitimate firearms or their owners and nothing proposed would have saved that child.

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lostinstpaulFeb. 4, 1311:41 AM

EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective September 1, 2013. 1.15 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 624.712, subdivision 7, is amended to read: 1.16 Subd. 7. Semiautomatic military-style Assault weapon. " (definitions include) 3.4(2) semi-automatic pistol, or any semi-automatic, centerfire, or rimfire rifle with a 3.5fixed magazine, that has the capacity to accept more than seven rounds of ammunition; 9.3 Subd. 4. Penalty. (a) A person who violates subdivision 2 is guilty of a felony and 9.4may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of 9.5not more than $25,000, or both. 10.20 Sec. 7. PERSONS POSSESSING ASSAULT WEAPONS ON EFFECTIVE DATE 10.21OF ACT; REQUIRED ACTIONS. 10.22Any person who, on February 1, 2013, legally owns or is in possession of an assault 10.23weapon has until September 1, 2013, to do any of the following without being subject to 10.24prosecution under Minnesota Statutes, section 624.7133: 10.25(1) remove the weapon from the state; 10.26(2) surrender the weapon to a law enforcement agency for destruction; 10.27(3) render the weapon permanently inoperable; or 10.28(4) if eligible, register the weapon as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 10.29624.7133, subdivision 5. 10.30EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment. If this bill is passed, you have until September to surrender your banned guns (confiscation!) or leave the state. (OR have the local law enforcement come and "inspect" your stored firearms in your own home EVERY YEAR if and ONLY IF you are approved to be allowed to still have them

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bgronniFeb. 4, 1311:48 AM

How about talking jobs and the economy for a change? Unemployment just went up again and GDP is negative.

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lostinstpaulFeb. 4, 1311:56 AM

Go to the MN House of Reps website, look up bill HF241. Read it. It will make felons out of hundreds of thousands of law abiding citizens.

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brianjapanFeb. 4, 1312:04 PM

Aren't we the lucky state of the day!! Campaign campaign again and again.

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johndontFeb. 4, 1312:08 PM

“Less than 20 years ago, I was the target of a terrorist group. It was the New World Liberation Front. They blew up power stations and put a bomb at my home when my husband was dying of cancer and the bomb was set to detonate around 2 ‘o clock in the morning, but it was a construction explosive that doesn’t detonate when it drops below freezing. It doesn’t usually freeze in San Francisco, but on this night it dropped below freezing and the bomb didn’t detonate."

“I was very lucky, but I thought of what might have happened. Later the same group shot out all the windows of my home and I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself, because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. When I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick, I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out I was going to take them with me. Now having said all of that, that was period of time ago and I’ve watched through these 20 years as terrorism has increased both on the far extremist left and the far extremist right in this country.” Senator Diane Feinstein.

When she felt threatened she carried a weapon but wants to deny everyone else their Constitutional rights.

"If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them -- Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in -- I would have done it."

Sen. Dianne Feinstein

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thehoffersFeb. 4, 1312:10 PM

nObama wants to see law abiding citizens disarmed.

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hazzzeeFeb. 4, 1312:13 PM

This gun debate is out of control. As a registered Democrat, if my 2nd Amendment gets stepped on then the democrats will lose my support.

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mnviking4255Feb. 4, 1312:16 PM

What the? Gun violence is Obama's agenda item as President now? He latches onto any idea or cause if it's not about how terrible a President he is and how bad the economy is after 4 years of him being Chief Operating and Financial Officer. He should have been fired. He himself is America's self inflicted wound. If he is serious about Gun violence he should also be going to his hometown of Chicago.

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tomcat47Feb. 4, 1312:20 PM

So, why isn't Obama in Chicago to confront the out of control murder rate that his friend Emmanual has no idea how to reign in.....??

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