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More Minnesota Gun Violence

Posted on the 24 May 2011 by Mikeb302000
Those who are strongly Pro-gun / unlimited 2nd Amendment use the word freedom a lot, to the point it is meaningless in their context of the term.  We are not free if we are in constant danger from our fellow citizens from the firearms in their possession.  The answer is not to have more people shooting at each other. It does not make us either more free or safe.
Minnesota is supposed to be one of the most peaceful states in the United States, including by ratings which address firearms issues.  As I have begun to pay closer attention to firearm violence, attempting to improve my awareness by posting them here, I have been stunned at the frequency of this violence.  In the context that there is MORE firearm violence in other states, this is even more unacceptable for all of us in the U.S.
Here is another example, yet again from the STrib:

Man fatally shot in S. Mpls.; shooter at largeArticle by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune

A 24-year-old man was shot to death early Tuesday in south Minneapolis, police said, and no arrests have been made.
Neighbors reported the shooting to police shortly after 2 a.m. in the 5700 block of Sander Drive. That's just north of Hwy. 62 near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Officers found the victim outside still conscious. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center and soon died.
The victim's identity has yet to be released pending notification of relatives.
The shooter has yet to be found, police said.


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