Minnesota is one of the safer states, with supposedly less easy gun access than other states, which have even higher levels of gun violence. The amount of gun violence that takes place in Minnesota is still shockingly high.
I can only wonder if the weapon used in this violence was legal, or if it started out as a legal weapon that changed hands to a person illegally.
Whatever the details, this is one more instance where more guns does not equate to greater safety, or greater freedom.
from WCCO news:
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –- Police responded to a shooting in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning in which a 23-year-old man was shot in the stomach while waiting outside a car near a strip club.
Police said the shooting happened near 2nd Avenue North and 3rd Street North close to Sex World and the Choice Gentleman’s Club at around 3:30 a.m.
The victim suffered non-life-threatening wounds and was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment, police said.
No arrests have been made, but police will continue to investigate.