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intention to do "anything on a knee jerk reaction" and that the committee would consider all testimony as well as compare security policies at other Capitol buildings."Right now, we just holding a discussion because the subject tends to be so heated, so emotional" Prettner Solon said. "We trying to have a conversation where we diffuse the emotion and talk about the reality."Paymar admitted to FOX 9 News that he felt intimidated by the presence of firearms, but he said his biggest priority is making sure everyone feels safe to come engage in the political process."I more concerned about the staff, about the Prada Vela Backpack Small citizens that come in to testify on volatile issues that concern them," he explained. "If they feel intimidated, I feel it problematic."According to Capt. Shelly Schtrofer, the new Minnesota Capitol Security Chief, a current $1.25 million Burberry Bags 2015
GUNS AT CAPITOL: Highlights of 2nd public hearingMore>>Advocates pack 1st committee hearing on guns at Minn. Capitol buildingAdvocates pack 1st hearing on guns at Minn. CapitolUpdated: Tuesday, August 20 2013 7:38 PM EDT2013 08 20 23:38:01 GMTThe first of two meetings at Minnesota Capitol took place Wednesday to review security and gun regulations within the building and surrounding areas.The first of two meetings at Minnesota Capitol took place Wednesday to review security and gun regulations within the building and surrounding areas.ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) The second public hearing drew more heated debate over whether or not guns should be allowed inside the State Capitol building, with advocates on both sides testifying in front of lawmakers.Current Minnesota law allows permitted gun owners to enter the State Capitol with their firearm if they first contact Department of Public Safety officials to announce their intentions.As of Aug. 14, 832 people had been granted permission to carry.Gun supporters argue that those who follow the rules shouldn be punished, but critics maintain that the simple presence of a holstered firearm inside a legislative chamber or meeting room is intimidating and stifles the democratic process.An advisory committee, chaired by Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon, is taking a close look at all areas of Capitol security. Tuesday, the committee heard public testimony from both sides of the issue."Allowing people with loaded guns into the Capitol doesn advance the democratic process, it shuts it down." Ann Mongoven"There is an irrational fear driving a few to feel intimidated and potentially threatened by citizens who legally own firearms." Kevin Vick"To me, the Capitol is a place for free flowing exchange of ideas and opinions. Not bullets." Sami Rahamim, son of Accent Signage shooting victimNOT SO FASTAlthough some have openly called for a ban on guns inside the Capitol, Gov. Mark Dayton said recently he not too sure that Bags Burberry
an outright ban is needed and there is no legislation that would establish one.Even so, the idea has some support among big names in Minnesota politics. When asked whether she would support banning guns at the Capitol, Prettner Solon admitted that would be her "knee jerk reaction.""I try to have an open mind about things. That would be my knee jerk reaction," she said. "I don feel the need to have guns around me. I like that we have troopers here with guns to protect us."At the first hearing, Prettner Solon said it was not her Burberry Child Backpack
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