DFL Gov. Mark Dayton has urged lawmakers to pass new gun restrictions. Will it happen? Host Mike Mulcahy spoke with two guests about the issue: Rep. Dave Pinto, DFL-St. Paul, and Rob Doar of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus. They were briefly joined by State Sen. Matt Little, DFL-Lakeville, who talked about bipartisan legislation around the issue.
Plus, University of Minnesota professor Richard Painter announced on Wednesday that he is considering a run for Senate. Painter, a former White House ethics lawyer under Republican President George W. Bush, joined Mulcahy to talk about why.
Finally, we turn to MPR reporters Tim Pugmire and Brian Bakst for a roundup of this week's other political news — and a look at what to expect next week.
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