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Committee votes down plans to keep guns out of Capitol

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Efforts to ban guns from the Minnesota Capitol failed Tuesday, but they could come back for further debate before a Capitol security advisory committee presents its final report to the Legislature.


The issue has been discussed for years, never more than this year, when anti-gun efforts attracted large Capitol crowds but gained little traction.

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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.