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President Barack Obama was in Minneapolis on Monday to talk about gun violence with state and community leaders. Forum News Service

Obama pushes gun control during Minnesota visit

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President Barack Obama emphasized background checks and a ban on military assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in a speech to Minnesota law enforcement officials and local leaders Monday to promote his plan to curb gun violence.


"We don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something," Obama told more than 200 people who filled a gymnasium in the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Cen-ter.

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