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Tim Pawlenty on Gun Control

Republican MN Governor


Pro-gun, but barred machine guns from security detail

Adjusting to the constant presence of State Troopers was particularly challenging [to y young daughters]. The first time the girls threw their backpacks into the back of the [gubernatorial car], I noticed a machine gun. Apparently the gun was at the read in case of a hijacking or shoot-out. No Governor had ever been involved in such a thing, so I asked the guys to take it out. I'm not opposed to guns. I'm pro-gun. I own guns. But the machine gun was going to have to make way for flowered backpacks.
Source: Courage to Stand, by Gov. Tim Pawlenty, p.133-134 , Jan 11, 2011

Statewide background checks to carry firearms

Supported statewide standardized training and background checks for law-abiding citizen to carry firearms.
Source: Campaign website, www.timpawlenty.com, “Issues” , Nov 7, 2006

Other governors on Gun Control: Tim Pawlenty on other issues:
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Mark Dayton
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Amy Klobuchar

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