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On opposite sides of gun-control issues, Donovan Kuehl of Willmar and Linda Winsor of St. Paul sshake hands Wednesday before a Minnesota House gun hearing. They two first met before a Tuesday hearing and discussed why they believe the way they do.

Adversaries on gun issues agree to hear each other

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ST. PAUL -- Donovan Kuehl wore a button proclaiming "I support the 2nd Amendment."

He shook hands with Linda Winsor, sitting next to him and wearing a sticker declaring "Minnesotans against being shot."


The Willmar man and St. Paul women produced a rare example of Minnesotans on two sides of the divisive gun debate wanting to learn about each other's views.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.