President Barack Obama is pressing for a ban on military-style firearms and for universal background checks for gun buyers, taking his case directly to the public amid divisions over the proposals in Congress.
A group of Minnesota sheriffs want to make it harder for those suffering from mental illness to obtain guns. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson and others are holding a news conference Wednesday to announce proposed reforms to the state's gun laws.
An organization based in Minnesota was part of Vice President Joe Biden's meeting today (Wednesday) on gun violence. Heather Martens is the Executive Director of Protect Minnesota: Working to End Gun Violence.