Letters: Shooting solutions rest in political hands


April 7, 2023

Our children are sitting ducks, dying in regular school shootings. Thoughts and prayers won’t stop the shootings. Gun violence is now the No. 1 cause of death for children under 17. Suicides account for the majority of gun deaths in Minnesota and happen mostly in rural areas affecting mostly white men. And yet, some of our legislators oppose doing anything about our national public health epidemic of gun violence. Two bills working through the Minnesota House and Senate would work together to save lives without affecting gun rights. Requiring a background check on all gun sales would keep crim...

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