Minnesota offenders who win back gun rights stay out of trouble

  • Article by: Brandon Stahl  , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 10, 2013 - 9:04 AM

Gun rights restored, they tend not to repeat crimes with firearms.

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sharkysharkMar. 10, 1312:07 AM

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. There's no need for more laws.

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kkjerMar. 10, 13 8:40 AM

State Sen. Barb Goodwin, another zealot, what is the matter with these people? They believe in, when faced with the facts just ignore them. We don't need gun control we need gang control.

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princess831Mar. 10, 13 9:19 AM

So... Sen Barb Goodwin has to go back 13 YEARS to find someone whose gun rights were given back and then committed a gun crime!!! It seems to me that the biggest gun crimes are domestic in nature or those that are in possession of guns that aren't theirs to begin with i.e. those of gang members. If it ain't broke don't fix it! It sounds to me like the system is working, as stated by this article in the STrib.

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willmarresMar. 10, 13 9:42 AM

I wasn't aware felons could EVER own a gun again. I've always lived under the belief that if I committed a crime with one of my guns they would be gone for good. I guess not.

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olneymacMar. 10, 13 9:57 AM

Just another way in the democratic agenda to remove all firearms from the American people.

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hawkyankeeMar. 10, 1310:19 AM

Are you folks serious? A system that licensed only one three-time cop shooter in 12 years is successful? How many three-time cop shooters would it take to make it unsuccessful? Two, three, what is the number? How about shooting one cop or two cops, would that count? Or shooting one or two family members, would that count? Or shooting one or two convenience store clerks, would that count? Don't you understand that one in 114 is a huge statistical number for such a heinous crime--even over a 12 year period. Can someone who thinks this is a success tell me how many cops have been shot in Minnesota in the last 12 years?

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stevejiMar. 10, 1310:58 AM

I agree with Professor Olson that we do not need more laws. I also believe that a person convicted of a crime of violence or threatening violence should not be able to get a gun permit.

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cartoonconnMar. 10, 1311:07 AM

These new laws aren't to protect people. They are simply intended to grab some limelight for their authors.

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rkn55811Mar. 10, 1311:12 AM

Ban guns now. Ban bullets, sharp knives and other kitchen utensils, just as a precaution. Scissors should have blunt blades as well.

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nrabadMar. 10, 1312:01 PM

The pro gun lobby states constantly about "law abiding citizen" having the right to own guns but they also advocate for convicted violent felons to have guns. Seems like they want everyone to carry a gun, law abiding and violent felons. Now thats rational thinking for you.

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