Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is at the U-of-M’s Minneapolis campus for a roundtable discussion this morning (1030-1130am) and a town hall meeting this afternoon on preventing gun violence. Giffords’ visit comes just over a week before the election, and the Reverend Nancy Nord Bence with Protect Minnesota says how people vote “will have true consequences from the point of view of keeping our families safe, our children safe at school, our communities safe from gun violence.”
Bence says the governor’s race and U-S House races are most important — but so is attorney general. “I think that we have not paid enough attention to the role that the attorney general plays on making sure that gun laws are enforced,” she says. Democrat Keith Ellison and Republican Doug Wardlow are in a heated battle for Minnesota attorney general, with Ellison trailing in the latest poll.
D-F-L candidate for governor Tim Walz joins Giffords at this morning’s event. Second Amendment advocates accuse Walz of switching his position.
More in this interview with Bence: