In the wake of the mass shooting in Ohio and Texas, Minnesota groups against gun violence planned a rally Wednesday evening at the State Capitol in St. Paul. Democratic leaders and gun safety advocates have for years pursued universal background checks and “red flag” laws, which let police take guns from people thought to be a threat to themselves and others. But they have failed at the Legislature. GOP Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said Monday that universal background checks haven’t been proven to stop mass shootings. He instead advocated focusing on mental health and tougher sentencing for felons who use guns.
For more on this story, click this link to: 5 Eyewitness News.