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.
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."