Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s not sure there’s much he can do to regulate guns in Minnesota, but he said he’s willing to consider all options. In the aftermath of the school shooting in Connecticut Dayton says he’s willing to consider gun-control measures, but he said he isn’t sure the efforts would be constitutional.
“I took an oath of office not to uphold the country but to uphold the constitution of the United States as both as a Senator and then as Governor,” Dayton said. “And my understanding and my reading of the governor is that it provides a complete permission for any law abiding citizen to possess firearms whichever ones that he or she chooses and the ammunition to go with that.”
Dayton dismissed talk of allowing teachers and other school employees to carry guns. He said that would increase the danger to students. He also said his administration is working with schools to ensure that they have plans in place to deal with attacks.