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Cedric Scofield of St. Paul watches testimony about a gun-control bill Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in a Minnesota House committee room. More than 500 attended, including those watching on television monitors in two overflow rooms. (Don Davis/Forum News Service)

Minnesota lawmakers begin hearings on gun control bills

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ST. PAUL -- Sami Rahamim delivered a powerful message to Minnesota legislators: Don’t let other youths suffer through the shooting deaths of their fathers.


The son of the Minneapolis’ Accent Signage owner, killed in a mass shooting last year, offered his support Tuesday to gun-control bills Minnesota legislators are considering.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.