Gun control debate's effect on Minnesota congressional campaigns yet to be seen
WASHINGTON – Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson thinks of himself as a law-and-order guy. But the Democrat joined most of his Republican colleagues earlier this week in voting to keep the House of Representatives from debating a bill to ban firearms sales to people on terrorist watch lists.
“Obviously, I don’t want terrorists to have guns,” Peterson, who serves a largely rural district in northwestern Minnesota, said in an interview. “But I don’t trust [government agencies] to set this up.” Instead, he wants a judicial review process to ensure that people banned from weapons purchases have some legal recourse.