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Minnesotans to Protest Growing Gun Violence

August 28, 2007

Demonstrations in Minnesota and around the country today are scheduled to call for action to reduce gun violence. Sue Fust, with Citizens for a Safer Minnesota, says guns take a big toll, which should no longer be tolerated.

"Why are we allowing 32 people to be murdered every day by guns in the United States? We need stronger laws that will serve to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and teenagers."

The group has already listed a set of proposed laws.

"We should require background checks on all gun sales, including those at gun shows and through newspaper and Internet ads. And, since one percent of gun dealers are responsible for 60 percent of crime guns in the United States, we need to shut down these corrupt gun dealers."

The group is also recommending uniform laws, so guns aren’t easier to buy in some states.

Gun advocates say firearm ownership is protected under the Second Amendment, and state and federal laws shouldn’t attempt to erode Constitutional rights. They say owners should act responsibly, or face strict consequences.

The largest state demonstrations are planned in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth, and include several mayors and police chiefs. Minnesota events include a breakfast, speakers and prayer ceremony beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Shiloh Temple, 1201 West Broadway, Minneapolis, including Mayor Rybak, Police Chiefs Knight and Dolan, and lawmakers. A bell-ringing is at noon at Duluth City Hall, featuring Mayor Bergson. More online at www.endgunviolence.com.

Jim Wishner/David Law, Public News Service - MN