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Pres. Obama to Minneapolis to discuss combating gun violence

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (WXOW) - President Obama heads to Minneapolis, Minnesota today (02/04) to meet with local officials about gun violence.

This comes less than two months after the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut which claimed the lives of 20 children and six staffers.

The trip makes the President's first outside Washington to discuss gun violence.

Minneapolis has more gun control measures than most American cities. Local authorities have spent years creating and refining a youth violence initiative and have fine-tuned Minnesota's gun buyers' background check.

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