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.
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David Gerson, a Tea Party favorite who has twice challenged Rep. John Kline for the Republican nomination in the Second Congressional District, wasted no time getting his campaign rolling the day after Kline announced he will not seek reelection.
Robby Mook, national campaign manager for Hillary Clinton's White House bid, remained bullish on the 2016 campaign during a Star Tribune interview, despite the former Secretary of State's inauspicious start to the race, and the potential candidacy of Vice President Joe Biden.