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Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, doesn't support a ban on guns at the State Capitol. An advisory committee discussed the issue on Tuesday. Don Davis, Forum News Service

Guns at Capitol scare some visitors

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ST. PAUL -- Gun opponents testified Tuesday that they felt uncomfortable earlier this year when they knew gun advocates were packing in the Capitol, but a key opponent admitted he likely will not win a gun ban.


Gun proponents far outnumbered opponents in the meeting, called to bring more information to a committee that is supposed to advise legislators and the governor about whether guns would be allowed in the state Capitol complex.

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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.