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Rep. Dan Schoen of St. Paul Park watches Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek tell a Minnesota House committee on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, about the need to keep guns out of the hands of violent mentally ill people. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

Schoen bill in mix as legislative gun debate begins to overflow crowd

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ST. PAUL -- Sami Rahamim delivered a powerful message to Minnesota legislators: Don't let other youths suffer through the shooting deaths of their fathers.


The son of the Minneapolis' Accent Signage owner, killed in a mass shooting last year, offered his support Tuesday to gun-control bills Minnesota legislators are considering.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.