Red Flag

Gov. Walz Pushes For Gun Control Hearings And Appoints New DHS Commissioner

Walz says he wants a special session and he supports universal background checks and so-called "red flag" protective orders

Gov. Tim Walz & Jodi HarpsteadST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz says it would be “counterproductive” to call the Minnesota Legislature into special session on gun violence only to watch Senate Republicans adjourn without holding any hearings or moving forward with gun control bills. “And I spent the day out at Game Fair where our most experienced firearms owners…

MN House Passes Two Gun Control Bills

Gov. Tim Walz included both bills in his budget

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After 17 people were killed in the Parkland, Florida shooting last year, Martha Wheeler decided that was enough. “Even as a teacher when we were doing shooter drills, it just didn’t seem like the right thing to be doing, to be traumatizing little kids with shooting drills,” Wheeler said. It led her to become a volunteer…

MN House Committee Approves Universal Background Check & Red Flag Bills

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Minnesota House Public Safety Committee voted Thursday to approve a “red flag” gun control bill, which allows police to seize guns from people deemed by a judge to pose a threat to themselves and others. The committee voted 10-7 to approve the measure. The same committee advanced their plan to require background checks on most gun sales and transfers…