The Minnesota Gun Violence Prevention Coalition, a group of faith, political, and community organizations held a news conference at the State Capitol outside of the House chambers asking the Minnesota House to act on background check legislation for gun sales.
A newspaper page with the faces of Newtown school shooting victims.
Sami Rahamim, son of the owner of Accent Signage who was killed in a shooting last year spoke at the press conference.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."