Man behind Minn. concealed-carry law dies at 57

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A Minneapolis man who played a key role in the passage of Minnesota's concealed-carry gun law has died.

Joel Rosenberg helped push for passage of the law in 2005. Rosenberg had been in declining health and suffered a respiratory failure that lead to a heart attack, according to a statement posted online by his wife.

Fellow gun rights advocate Joe Olson said Rosenberg worked hard to get the law passed in 2005, after Minnesota courts struck down a version passed in 2003.

"He was up at the Capitol, talking to legislators," Olson said. "He helped organize some of the groups of people that went up to the Capitol. He was I think very impressive and active as an individual contacting legislators on behalf of both himself and the cause."

Rosenberg was 57 when he died Thursday in Minneapolis.