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Standing in front of the Cannon River, President Barack Obama speaks to about 500 Minnesotans Monday morning. He urged those at a Cannon Falls town hall meeting to join him in fighting for a better economy. River Towns photo by Chad Richardson

Obama to land in state not in lock-step with gun plan

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ST. PAUL -- President Barack Obama will tell select Minnesotans on Monday about his plan to reduce gun violence by increasing gun-buyer background checks, outlawing assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips and strengthening programs to prevent the mentally ill from become mass shooters.


But he is not coming to a state that will offer its full support to such actions.

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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.