Minnesota,US: Following the firearms - A reporter's notebook

30 March 2011

Firearms are the most accessible and lethal tool people use to kill others. In the US city of Minneapolis last year, 30 of the city's 40 homicides were committed with a firearm. Law enforcement officials say a majority of people locked up for committing felony level gun crimes were felons forbidden by law to possess firearms including through incidents of domestic violence.

In a four-part series, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News examines several factors behind gun crime in Minneapolis including where the guns come from, gun offenders, the victims and survivors and the federal rules behind tracking the guns.

To read all of the articles and testimonies, and learn more about this project, go to: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/projects/2011/minneapolis-guns/

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