Updated: 03/28/2013 4:30 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson
The only wounded survivor of the deadly workplace shooting at Accent Signage in Minneapolis last September spoke Thursday at a press conference about universal background checks for gun purchases.
Dr. John Souter joined Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Chaska Police Chief Scott Knight at an event to urge US Representative Erik Paulsen to support the universal background checks.
Today, the background checks apply only to sales by the nation's roughly 55,000 federally licensed gun dealers. Not covered are private transactions like those at gun shows and online.
Gun control supporters are struggling to win over moderate Democrats in their drive to push expanded background checks for firearms purchasers through the Senate next month.