Man Brandishes Gun on 694

State Patrol: Man who brandished gun on I-694 was ATF agent
Article by: TIM HARLOW and JOY POWELL , Star Tribune Updated: May 13, 2014 - 11:31 PM

Authorities partly closed a downtown Minneapolis freeway briefly Tuesday morning as they made a “high-risk” traffic stop to detain a motorist who allegedly brandished a gun at another driver.

Turns out the driver was an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, a State Patrol report said.

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Minn. House passes gun restrictions for abusers

By Brandt Williams
MPR News

St. Paul, Minn. Apr 30, 2014
The Minnesota House on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to let judges demand that people served with domestic abuse protection orders surrender their guns.

An accused abuser would have to transfer firearms temporarily to a law enforcement agency, a federally licensed gun dealer or an eligible third party on a judge's order under the bill that passed 111-to-15.

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Chicago Murder Drop, after CCW Passes

The Blaze

April 4, 2014

 by Jason Howerton

On July 9, 2013, a bill to recognize Illinois gun owners’ right to carry concealed firearms was passed by both chambers of the state Legislature.

Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns.
Gun control advocates warned that high-crime areas, like Chicago, would only see more violence if residents were allowed to carry guns in public.

In reality, the opposite may be happening.

On Tuesday, the Chicago Police Department announced that the city experienced its lowest murder rate since 1958 in the first quarter of 2014.

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Hawaii Man to Get 2nd Shot at Gun License Request

HONOLULU March 21, 2014 (AP)

A federal appeals court is giving a Hawaii man another chance to argue that he should be allowed to carry a gun in public — a privilege rarely given to people in the state.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion Thursday sending Christopher Baker's motion for a preliminary injunction back to District Court.

Baker filed a lawsuit in 2011 against the Honolulu Police Department after he was denied a license to carry a gun in public for self-defense.

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