Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Friday tried to reassure Minnesotans that they wouldn`t be in greater danger if, as expected, he signs into law a bill that would allow more people to carry loaded, concealed handguns in their purses or pockets. In response to a call from a listener during his weekly WCCO-AM radio show, Pawlenty said other states have not experienced more gunplay after making concealed weapons permits easier to get. "The 38 other states that have the (`concealed carry`) law, on a per capita or pro rata basis, are not experiencing any worse incidences of violent crime or gun violence than Minnesota," he said.
Read Original at: St. Paul Pioneer Press