Rep. Kelby Woodard listened to Rep. Michael Paymar's final remarks directed at Woodard saying " There is a reason most Capitol's don't allow firearms. "I wish things were the way they were decades ago but they are not."
State Patrol Major Bob Meyerson talked with Rep Michael Paymar and Rep. Kelby Woodard before the start of Wednesday's hearing.
Sen. Michelle Benson talked with gun rights advocates before the start of Wednesday's hearing.
Gun rights advocates listened to testimony at the hearing.
Rep. Roz Peterson, R-Lakeville, said at a Monday news conference that a constituent had contacted her after receiving a voter registration form from MNsure, the state-run health insurance exchange, even though the person in question is already registered to vote and does not purchase health insurance through MNsure.